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Franz von Hofmeister

Born  1867
Died  1926

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German surgeon, born March 30, 1867, Rottenburg a. Neckar; died August 14, 1926, Friedrichshafen.

Biography of Franz von Hofmeister

Franz von Hofmeister studied in Tübingen, Berlin, and Halle, in particular as a pupil of von Bruns. He received his doctorate in 1890 in Tübingen and then was successively assistant to the pathologist Karl Joseph Eberth (1835-1926), the gynaecologist Rudolf Kaltenbach (1842-1893), and finally at the surgical clinic in Tübingen under Paul von Bruns (1846-1916). He was habilitated for surgery in Tübingen in 1894, in 1898 became extraordinary professor and in 1899 received a teaching assignment. From 1903 he was head of the surgical department of the Karl-Olga-Krankenhaus, from 1907 he held the same position at the Ludwig-Spital.


  • Experimentelle Untersuchungen über die Folgen des Schilddrüsenverlustes.
    Habilitation thesis; Tübingen 1894.
  • Coxa vara (Schenkelhalsvebiegung). 3 works.
  • Catgutsterilisation durch Auskochen.
    3 works, all in: Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, Tübingen.
  • Verletzungen und Erkrankungen des Larynx und der Trachea.
    In: Ernst von Bergmann (1836-1907), Paul von Bruns, Johannes Freiherr von Mikulicz-Radecki (1850-1905): Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie, Stuttgart.
  • Verbandtechnik. Tübingen 1901.

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