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Gustav Gärtner

Born 1855
Died 1937

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Austrian pathologist, born September 28, 1855, Pardubitz, Bohemia; died November 4, 1937.

Biography of Gustav Gärtner

Gustav Gärtner studied in Vienna and received his doctorate in 1879. He received his training in experimental pathology under Salomon Stricker (1834-1898) and in 1882 became Stricker's assistant. His scientific work in this period included studies of the splanchnic innervation of the kidney, kidney secretion, the electric resistance of the skin and innervation of the vessels of the brain. His research into nutrition produced important results. However, Gärtner distinguished himself particularly in his inventions of medical apparatuses, of which several are named for him.

In 1886 Gärtner became a Privatdozent in experimental pathology, in 1890 professor extraordinary, and in 1918 full professor in Vienna.

We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Germany, and Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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