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Ferdinand Adolph Gumprecht

Born  1864
Died  1947

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German internist, born March 18, 1864, Berlin; died 1947.

Biography of Ferdinand Adolph Gumprecht

Ferdinand Adolph Gumprecht studied in Heidelberg, Berlin, Göttingen, and Jena, becoming doctor of medicine in Jena 1889. From 1890 to 1899 he was an assistant at the Krankenhaus Friedrichshain in Berlin, and at the pathological institute as well as the medical clinic in Jena under Paul Fürbringer (1849-1930) and Roderich Stintzing (1854-1933). He was habilitated for internal medicine in Jena 1895, becoming titular professor in 1899. In 1900 he became medical counsellor and Medizinischer Referent to the state ministry in Weimar.

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


  • Pathogenese des Tetanus. [Pflüger’s] Archiv für die gesammte Physiologie des Menschen und der Thiere, Berlin, 1894.
  • Wassergehalt des Blutes.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medicin, Leipzig, Volume 53.
  • Leukozytenzerfall im Blute bei Leukämie und bei schweren Anämien.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medizin, Leipzig, 1896, 57: 523-548.
  • Magentetanie. Zentralblatt für innere Medizin, Leipzig, 1897.
  • Die Technik der speziellen Therapie für Ärzte und Studierende.
    Jena, 1898; 4th edition, 1907. Translated into French, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Allgemeine Therapie der Krankheiten des Zirculations- und Respirationsorgane. Berlin, 1899.
  • Lehrbuch der Arbeiter-Versicherungsmedizin.
    With Pfarrius and Rigler. Leipzig, 1913.
  • Volksernährung im Kriege. Jena, 1915.
  • Epidemiologie und Immunität.
    In Theodor Weyl (1851-1913): Handbuch der Hygiene. 2nd edition. Volume 8. Leipzig, 1921.
    (First edition: Jena : G. Fischer, 1893-1904; 2nd edition, Leipsig 1912-1922.)
  • Grosse Naturforscher. Leipzig, 1927. Gumprecht was also a collaborator in Josef von Mering’s (1849-1908) Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin (Jena : Fischer 1901).

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