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Wilhelm Ceelen

Born  1883
Died  1964

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German pathologist, born August 21, 1883, Frankfurt am Main; died 1964, Bonn.

Biography of Wilhelm Ceelen

Wilhelm Ceelen studied in Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich and Berlin, where he received his doctorate in 1910. He worked at the Berlin pathological institute from 1908 to 1911 as assistant under Johannes Orth (1847-1923), from 1911 to 1923 he was prosector. Ceelen was habilitated in 1913, becoming extraordinary professor in 1917. In 1925 he took over the chair of pathological anatomy in Greifswald, in 1926 in Bonn. His research concerns infectious diseases, in particular spotted fever, lymphogranulomatosis, typhus, and diseases of the heart.


  • Entzündungen, spezifische Infektion.
    Handbuch der speziellen pathologischen Anatomie und Histologie, Berlin. Volume 9, page 1. Berlin, 1929.
  • Blutüberfüllung (Hyperämie).
    In: F. Henke and O. Lubarsch, editors: Handbuch der speziellen pathologischen Anatomie und Histologie, volume 3, pp. 6-26. Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1931.
  • Kreislaufstörungen.
    Handbuch der speziellen Anatomie und Histologie, Berlin; volume 3, page 3. Berlin, 1930.
  • Zum Staublungenproblem (zugleich ein Bericht über eine Dachschieferlunge).
    Written with Arnold Lauche (1890-1959).
    Bergbau-Berufsgenossenschaft, 1951. 39 pages. Biographical:
  • Ceelen, Wilhelm. In: Isidor Fischer, publisher: Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre. Berlin – Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932. Page 232.
  • F. Roth:
    Wilhelm Ceelen zum 70. Geburtstag.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1953, 78: 1194-1195.
  • F. Roth:
    Wilhelm Ceelen zum 80. Geburtstag.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1963, 88 : 1649-1650.

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