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Paul Hoffmann

Born  1884
Died  1962

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German physiologist, born July 1, 1884, Dorpat; died 1962.

Biography of Paul Hoffmann

17: Paul Hoffmann studied in Marburg, Berlin, and Leipzig, obtaining his doctorate at the latter university in 1909. He spent his period as an assistant in the physiological institutes in Berlin and Würzburg, and was habilitated for physiology at Würzburg, where he became professor extraordinary in 1917. From 1924 he held the chair of physiology at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. Here he collaborated closely with Robert Wartenberg (1887-1956) who headed the nerve clinic until he fled Nazi Germany in 1935. Hoffman's work concerns the physiology of the nerves and muscles.

We thank Detlef E. Rosenow, M.D., M.Sc. for information submitted.


  • Die Untersuchung der Reflexzeit. Handbuch der biologische Arbeitsmethoden, Abteilung 5, volume 5 B. Berlin and Vienna, 1924.
  • Die Messung des intrapleuralen Druckes. Handbuch der biologische Arbeitsmethoden, Abteilung 5, volume 4, 2. Berlin and Vienna, 1927.
  • Untersuchung des Kraftsinnes (Muskelsinnes). Handbuch der biologische Arbeitsmethoden, Abteilung 5, volume 7, 1. Berlin and Vienna, 1930.
  • R. Jung:
    Zum 70. Geburtstag von Paul Hoffmann.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1954, 79: 1098.
  • R. Jung:
    Paul Hoffmann: 1884-1962. Ergebnisse der Physiologie, biologischen Chemie und experimentellen Pharmakologie, München, 1969, 61: 1-17.
  • J. Pichotka:
    Paul Hoffmann. Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1962, 87: 1510-1511.

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