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Paul Julius Möbius

Born 1853-01-24
Died 1907

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German neurologistborn, born January 24, 1853, Leipzig; died 1907, Leipzig.

Biography of Paul Julius Möbius

Paul Julius Möbius went to school in Leipzig before he attended the theological and philosophical faculties at Leipzig, Jena, and Marburg. After receiving a doctorate in philosophy he studied medicine in Jena and Marburg, obtaining his second doctorate in 1876. He qualified the following year and then spent a brief period in military service, during which he obtained the rank of Oberstabsarzt. He then settled in private practice in Leipzig.

Möbius in Leipzig became assistant in the neurological department of the university policlinic headed by Ernst Adolf Gustav Gottfried von Strümpell (1853-1925), and for some years assumed leadership of the neurological policlinic of the Albert-Verein. He was habilitated as Privatdozent for neurology in 1883, but, unable to obtain an appointment, he laid down his venia legendi and gave up teaching a decade later.

Besides neuro-anatomy and neurological disorders, Möbius' also published on thyroid dysfunction, gender determination and the inheritance of mental attributes, and other aspects of medicine.

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