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Walter Hermann Heineke

Born  1834
Died  1901

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German surgeon, born May 17, 1834, Schönebeck; died April 28, 1901, Erlangen.

Biography of Walter Hermann Heineke

Walter Hermann Heineke was the son of the physician Karl Friedrich Heineke (1798-1857). He was educated in Göttingen, Berlin, Leipzig, and in Greifswald, where he was the pupil and assistant of Heinrich Adolf von Bardeleben (1819-1895), particularly in surgery. He received his doctorate in Greifswald in 1858, and was habilitated for surgery at that university in 1863. In 1867 he was called to Erlangen as full professor of surgery. He remained in Erlangen until his death in 1901.


  • Beiträge zur Kenntniss und Behandlung der Krankheiten des Knies. Danzig, 1866.
  • Anatomie und Pathologie der Schleimbeutel und Sehnenscheiden. Erlangen, 1868.
  • Compendium der Operations- und Verbandlehre.
    Erlangen, 1871, 2nd edition, 1874; 3rd edition, 1885.
  • Chirurgische Krankheiten des Kopfes.
    Stuttgart, 1873. 154 pages. = Pitha/Billroth: Handbuch der allgemeinen und speciellen Chirurgie. Volume III/1/1/2.
  • Die chirurgischen Krankheiten des Kopfes. Stuttgart, 1882. XLII + 252 pages.
    = Deutsche Chirurgie. Hrsg. v. Th. Billroth u. A. Luecke. Lieferung 31.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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