Austrian gynaecologist and obstetrician, born November 16, 1854, Karesag, Hungary; died September 19, 1932, Vienna.
Biography of Ludwig Piskaçek
Ludwig Piskaçek studied in Vienna, where he obtained his doctorate in 1882. From 1882 to 1884 he was an apprentice in surgery at the Albert clinic, and from 1884 to 1888 assistant at the II obstetrical clinic under Josef Späth (1823-1896) and his successor August Breisky (1832-1889).
He was habilitated in 1889 and in 1890 became professor of obstetrics at the school of midwifery in Linz and head physician at the Oberösterreichishe Gebäranstalt. In 1901 he was called to Vienna as professor at the school of midwifery and head of the Niederösterreichische Gebäranstalt.
- Beiträge zur Therapie und Kasuistik der Uterusrupturen. Vienna, 1889.
- Lehrbuch für Schülerinnen des Hebammenkurses.
Vienna and Leipzig, 1897; 7th edition, Berlin and Vienna, 1928.
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