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Emanuel Aufrecht

Born  1844-03-13
Died  1933

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German physician, born March 13, 1844, Loslau, Upper Silesia (Oberschlesien); died 1933, Leobschütz (Oberschlesien).

Biography of Emanuel Aufrecht

Emanuel Aufrecht was educated in Berlin under the supervision of Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs (1819-1855), Ludwig Traube (1818-1876) and Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902). He was graduated M.D. in 1866. He was a general practitioner in Magdeburg from 1868, and in 1879 became physician-in-chief of the department of internal medicine at the city hospital, with the title of privy counsellor of health (Geheimer Sanitätsrat).


Some of his more important works are:
  • Die diffuse Nephritis und die Entzündung im Allgemeinen.
    Berlin 1879.
  • Pathologische Mitteilungen. 1 booklet, Magdeburg. 1881.
  • Anleitung zur Krankenpflege. Vienna 1898.
  • Die Lungenentzündungen.
    In: Carl Wilhelm Hermann Nothnagel (1841-1905), et al, publisher: Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie. Vienna, 1899.
  • Pathologie und Therapie der Lungenschwindsucht. Vienna, 1905.
  • Zur Pathologie und Therapie der Arteriosklerose.
    Vienna and Leipzig, 1910.

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