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Herbert Assmann

Born  1882-11-25
Died  1950

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German internist, born November 25, 1882, Danzig; died 1950.

Biography of Herbert Assmann

Herbert Assmann studied at Königsberg, Freiburg, and Munich, obtaining his doctorate at Königsberg in 1905. He worked as an assistant at the pathological institute in Geneva under Max Askanazy (1865-1940), in the medical clinic at Königsberg under Ludwig Lichtheim (1845-1915), as physician in chief (Oberarzt) at the city hospital in Dortmund with Walter Rindfleisch (1872-1928), and at the medical clinic in Leipzig with Ernst Adolf Gustav Gottfried von Strümpell (1853-1925) and Paul Morawitz (born 1879).

Assmann was habilitated at Leipzig in 1913, becoming ausserordentlicher professor in 1919, in 1927 full professor as well as director of the medical policlinic. In 1931 he was called to Königsberg to succeed Max Matthes (1865-1930), becoming professor and director of the medical clinic at the University of Königsberg. His work concerns roentgen diagnostics, research on tuberculosis, diseases of the joints and various other fields in internal medicine, often bordering on neurology.


  • Erfahrungen über die Röntgenuntersuchung der Lungen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung anatomischer Kontrollen.
    Arbeiten aus der medizinischen Kliniks Lepizig. Jena, 1914; 4th edition, 1929.
  • Die Röntgendiagnostik der inneren Erkrankungen.
    Leipzig, F.C.W. Vogel, 1921. 696 p.
  • Die klinische Röntgendiagnostik der inneren Erkrankunen.
    2nd revised and enlarged edition, Leipzig, F.C.W. Vogel, 1922. 795 pages.
    3rd revised and expanded edition, Leipzig, F.C.W. Vogel, 1924. 910 pages.
    4th revised and expanded edition, Leipzig, F.C.W. Vogel, 1929. 1071 pages.
  • Frühinfiltrat.
    Ergebnisse der gesamten Tuberkuloseforschung, 1930, 1: 115-194.

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