Adolf Jarisch

Born 1850
Died 1902

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Austrian dermatologist, born February 15, 1850, Vienna; died March 21, 1902, Graz.

Biography of Adolf Jarisch

Adolf Jarisch entered the faculty of medicine in Vienna in 1868. In 1871, whilst still a student, he published a work on inorganic components of blood. He graduated doctor of medicine in 1874, and that year became assistant to Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra (1816-1880). In 1849, Hebra had established the world's first dermatological clinic in Vienna.

He remained in that position until Hebra died in 1880. That year Jarisch was habilitated for dermatology and became head of the dermatological department of the Wiener allgemeine Poliklinik. In 1888 he became ausserordentlicher Professor of dermatology and syphilology at Innsbruck. In 1892 he moved to the same position in Graz, where he was promoted to full professorship in 1901. The following year he died of typhoid fever after a brief illness.

Bezold-Jarisch reflex, a cardiovascular decompressor reflex, is named for his son, also named Adolf Jarisch (1891-1965).

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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