Biography of Robert Meyer
Robert Meyer attended the universities of Leipzig and Heidelberg and Strassburg, obtaining his medical doctorate at the latter in 1889.Following further education in Berlin he worked from 1890 to 1894 as a country practitioner in Dedeleben in the province os Saxony. From 1895 he was an assistant to Johann Veit (1852-1917) in Berlin, where he was active as a practitioner and private tutor (Privatgelehrter) from1896 to 1907.
From 1909 to 1911 he headed the laboratory at the women's clinic at the Charité hospital, working with Ernst Bumm (1858-1925) and Karl Franz (1870-1926). He later became chief of the pathological institute of the university women's clinic. He was made an honorary professor in 1932.
Meyer was largely an autodidact in his training for the field of gynaecological histology, of which he became a recognized authority. One of his main interests was embryonic tissue anomalies.