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Heinrich Lissauer

Born 1861
Died 1891

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German neurologist and psychiatrist, born September 12, 1861, Neidenburg, Regierungsbezirk Gumbinnen, today Nidzica, Poland; died September 21, 1891, Hallstatt, Oberösterreich.

Biography of Heinrich Lissauer

Heinrich Lissauer was the son of the physician and anthropologist Abraham Lissauer (1832-1908). He attended the universities Heidelberg, Berlin, and Leipzig. He obtained his doctorate in 1886 in Leipzig and soon afterwards became an assistant at the university psychiatric clinic in Breslau (Wroclaw). For a period he was an assistant to Carl Wernicke (1848-1905).

He died while on a convalescence trip to Hallstatt in Austria. His works concern the pharmacology and in particular the anatomy and pathology of the central nervous system.

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