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Jan Pilcz

Born  1870
Died  1931

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Polish neurologist, born January 15, 1870, Alexandrow near Warsaw; died 1931. German spelling: Piltz.

Biography of Jan Pilcz

Jan Pilcz studied in Zurich where, already as a student, he was assistant under Philipp Stöhr (1849-1911) and worked in Constantin von Monakow’s (1853-1930) institute. He became assistant at the Zürich psychiatric clinic under August-Henri Forel (1848-1931), in Geneva under Olivet and Martin, and with Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939) in Zurich. He became deputy director of the psychiatric clinic in Lausanne under I. Mahaim. and also worked in the Salpêtrière in Paris under Joseph-Jules Dejerine (1848-1931). For a period he was assistant to Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857-1940) in Vienna.

In 1902 he was appointed physician-in-chief at the neurological department of the city hospital in Warsaw. He received his medical doctorate at Lausanne in 1904. He became professor extraordinary in Krakow in 1905, and in 1912 was appointed full professor of neurology and psychiatry at that university.

Bibliography in Archiv für Psychiatrie, Berlin, 1931, 95: 6.

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