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August Hoffmann

Born  1862
Died  1929

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German physician, born June 2, 1862, Münster in Westfalen; died February 17, 1929; Düsseldorf.

Biography of August Hoffmann

August Hoffmann obtained his doctorate at Erlangen in 1887. He was an assistant with Georg Fischer in Canstatt, with Franz Riegel (1843–1904) in Giessen, and with Wilhelm Heinrich Erb (1840-1921) in Heidelberg. In 1891 he settled as a specialist in internal and nervous diseases in Düsseldorf. When the academy of practical medicine was established in Düsseldorf in 1907, he was appointed to the professorship of internal medicine and head of the medical clinic. His main field of work was the diseases of the heart.


  • Die paroxysmale Tachyardie. Wiesbaden 1900.
  • Pathologie und Therapie der Herzneurosen und der functionellem Kreislaufstörungen. Wiesbaden, 1901.
  • Lehrbuch der funktionellen Diagnostik und Therapie der Erkrankungen des Herzens und der Gefässe. Wiesbaden, 1911; 2nd edition, Munich, 1920.
  • Die Behandlung der akuten Kreislaufsschwäche , insbesondere bei akuten Infektionskrankheiten.
    Vorträge über praktische Therapie, volume 5, H. 2, Leipzig, 1913.
  • Die Elektrographie als Untersuchungsmethode des Herzens und ihre Ergebnisse.
    Wiesbaden, 1914.
  • Krankheiten der Kreislauforgane.
    In: Julius Schwalbe (1863-1930), publisher: Diagnostische und therapeutische Irrtümer und deren Verhütung. Heft 7, Leipzig, 1921; 2nd edition, 1925.
  • Differentialdiagnostik der Krankheiten der Brustorgane und des Kreislaufs.
    In Praktische Differentialdiagnostik, volume 1, 2; Dresden and Leipzig, 1927.

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