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Ernst von Romberg

Born  1865
Died  1933

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German physician, born November 5, 1865, Berlin; died 1933.

Biography of Ernst von Romberg

Ernst von Romberg studied at Tübingen, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Leipzig, where he obtained his doctorate in 1888. He was assistant at Leipzig under Heinrich Curschmann (1846-1910) 1889-1900, and was habilitated for internal medicine in 1891, becoming professor extraordinary in 1895. In 1900, as extraordinarius, he took over the medical polyclinic in Marburg, where he was promoted to ordinarius in 1901. In 1904 he accepted an invitation to Tübingen, moving on to Munich in 1912.

Romberg was a leading researcher in the field of circulatory organs. The Ernst-von-Romberg-Strasse in Munich is named for him.


  • Lehrbuch der Krankheiten des Herzens und der Blutgefässe.
    Stuttgart, 1906; 4th and 5th edition, 1925.
  • Die chronische Inusffizienz des Herzmuskels.
    Deutsche Klinik, volume 4, Berlin and Vienna, 1907.
  • Über die Entwicklung der Lungentuberkulose. Berlin, 1927; 2nd edition, 1928.
  • Über die Dekompensation der erworbenen Harzklappenfehler und ihre Behandlung. Berlin, 1929.
  • Über Lehren und Lernen in der inneren Medizin. München, 1900.
  • Fritz Lange (1864–) and Wolfgang Heinrich Veil (1884–):
    Nachruf für den Kliniker Ernst von Romberg und Nachruf für Ernst von Romberg.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1934, 81: 79-82. Romberg was co-publisher of the journals Zentralblatt für die gesamte Tuberkuloseforschung, Berlin, and Zeitschrift für Tuberkulose<7i>. He was also a collaborator of Josef Freiherr von Mering (1849-1908)in the Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin, Jena, 1901.

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