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Hermann Ludwig Eichhorst

Born  1849
Died  1921

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German physician, born March 3, 1849, Königsberg, Prussia; died July 26, 1921, Zürich, Switzerland.

Biography of Hermann Ludwig Eichhorst

Hermann Luwig Eichhorst studied in Königsberg and Berlin, as an assistant to to Ernst Viktor von Leyden (1832-1910), Bernhard Naunyn (1839-1935), and Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs (1819-1885). He received his doctorate in Berlin in 1873, and spent his training period with Naunyn and Frerichs. In 1876 was called to the University of Jena as professor extraordinary of diseases of the skin, syphilis, and children’s diseases. In 1877 he worked at the policlinic in Göttingen, and in 1884 became professor and director of the medical clinic in Zurich. He remained in Zurich until his death in 1921.

Eichhorst was an outstanding clinician, and through his wide-spread works became a well known name to generations of physician.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.


  • Die progressive perniciöse Anämie. Leipzig, Veit und Comp, 1878.
  • Trophische Beziehungen der Nn. vagi zum Herzmuskel. Berlin, 1879.
  • Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie.
    2 volumes, Vienna and Leipzig, 1883-1884.
  • Lehrbuch der physikalischen Untersuchungsmethoden innerer Krankheiten.
    Berlin, 1889; 4th edition, 1896; translated into French and Russian.
  • Lehrbuch der practischen Medizin innerer Krankheiten.
    Vienna, 1899; translated into English, Italian, and Spanish,
  • Hygiene des Herzens im gesunden und kranken Zustande.
    Stuttgart, 1904; 2nd edition, 1906; translated into Dutch.

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