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Robert Michaelis von Olshausen

Born 1835
Died 1915

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German obstetrician/gynaecologist, born July 3, 1835, Kiel; died February 1, 1915, Berlin.

Biography of Robert Michaelis von Olshausen

Robert Michaelis von Olshausen was the oldest son of Justus Olshausen (1800-82), professor of oriental languages at the University of Kiel, and his wife Maria. He studied in Kiel and Königsberg and received his doctorate in 1857 at Königsberg. He subsequently became assistant at Eduard Arnold Martin's (1809-1875) clinic in Berlin and Anton Friedrich Hohl’s (1789-1862) at Halle an der Saale.

He was habilitated for gynaecology at Halle in 1863, becoming extraordinary professor there in 1863, in 1864 professor ordinarius.

In 1865 he married Georgine Johanna Dorothea Amalie Ratgen (1842-1911).In 1887 he was called to Berlin to succeed Karl Ludwig Ernst Schröder (1838-1887). In Berlin he assumed directorship of the university women’s clinic.

His funeral took place on February 5, 1915, on the old cemetery of the St.-Matthäus-Gemeinde (Schöneberg).

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