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Rudolf Ehrmann

Born 1879
Died

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German internist, born February 4, 1879, Allenstedt bei Hanau.

Biography of Rudolf Ehrmann

Rudolf Ehrmann
Ehrmann studied in Berlin, Heidelberg, Kiel, Strassburg, and Munich, receiving his doctorate in Strassburg in 1903. He spent his internship and assistant period in Greifswald and in Berlin, where he was habilitated for internal medicine in 1912, becoming extraordinary professor in 1915. He was subsequently director of the department of internal medicine at the Städtisches Neuköllner Krankenhaus in Berlin.

The rule of the Nazis forced Rudolf Ehrmann to leave Germany. Ehrmann first sent his two children away, then he and his wife were able, with the help of friends - Einstein was one of them - to leave Germany in 1939. Ehrmann settled in New York and managed to set up a clinical practice there. He remained one of Einstein's doctors until the end of Einstein's life. Many details about his life may be found in his correspondence with Einstein.

His work concerns the entire field of diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas, diabetes, and coma. He was a contributor to the Handbuch der inneren Sekretion («Nebennieren», volume 3, 1, Leipzig, 1928).

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