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Heinrich Adolf Rinne

Born  1819
Died  1868

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German ear-nose-throat surgeon, born January 24, 1819, Vlotho an der Weser; died July 26, 1868.

Biography of Heinrich Adolf Rinne

Heinrich Adolf Rinne studied at Göttingen and München. He received his doctorate at Göttingen and practiced medicine in that city for some years. In the autumn of 1857 he moved to Sandstadt near Stade, and in 1860 moved on to a position in the lunatic asylum in Hildesheim, where he died of dysentery in 1868.

We thank Tom Hägglund for information submitted.


  • Über das Stimmorgan und die Bildung der Sprache. [Müller’s] Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin, Berlin, 1850.
  • Beiträge zur Physiologie des menschlichen Ohres.
    Zeitschrift für rationelle Medicin, Leipzig and Heidelberg, 1864, 24: 12.
  • Über die Formen des Himmelgewölbes.
    Zeitschrift für rationelle Medicin, Leipzig and Heidelberg, 1866, 28: 157.
  • Materialismus und ethisches Bedürfnis in ihrem Verhältnisse zur Psychologie.
    Braunschweig, 1868.

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