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Georg Theodor Ziehen

Born  1862
Died  1950

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German neurologist and psychiatrist, born November 12, 1862, Frankfurt am Main, Died 1950.

Biography of Georg Theodor Ziehen

Georg Theodor Ziehen studied in Würzburg and Berlin, where he received his doctorate in 1885. He spent his period as assistant in Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum’s (1828-1899) private Heilanstalt für Nerven und Gemütskranke in Görlitz, Saxony, along the Neisser River in the extreme eastern Germany, and was head physician at the psychiatric clinic in Jena. He was habilitated for psychiatry and neurology at Jena in 1887, becoming ausserordentlicher professor in 1892. In 1900 he followed a call as full professor at Utrecht, 1903 at Halle, then from 1904 to 1912 at Berlin. Following several years stay as a Privatgelehrter in Wiesbaden, he assumed the ordinariat of philosophy at Halle an der Saale. He was emerited in 1930 and subsequently lived in Wiesbaden.


  • Sphygmographische Untersuchungen an Geisteskranken. Jena, 1887.
  • Psychiatrie. Berlin, 1894.
  • Psychophysiologische Erkenntnisstheorie. Jena, 1898.
  • Leitfaden der physiologischen Psychologie.
    Jena, 1891; 12th edition, 1924.
  • Das Centralnervensystem der Cetaceen. 1892.
  • Psychiatrie für Ärzte und Studierende.
    Berlin, 1894; 4th edition, Leipzig, 1911.
  • Das Centralnervensystem der Monotremen und Marsupialier. 1897.
  • Anatomie des Centralnervensystems.
    In: Handbuch der Anatomie des Menschen, Jena, 1899 ff.
  • Über die allgemeinen Beziehungen zwischen Gehirn und Seelenleben.
    Leipzig, 1902. Brochure. 66 pages.
  • Die Prinzipien und Methoden der Begabungs-, insbesondere der Intelligenzprüfung.
    Jena, 1908; 5th edition, 1923.
  • Die Erkennung der psychopathischen Konstitutionen und die öffentliche Fürsorge für psychopatisch veranlagte Kinder.
    Jena, 1912; 3rd edition, 1916.
  • Ärztliche Wünsche zur Fürsorgeerziehung. Langensalza, 1913.
  • Die Grundlagen der Psychologie. Leipzig and Berlin, 1915.
  • Die Geisteskrankheiten des Kindesalters einschliesslich des Schwachsinns und der psychopathischen Konstitutionen.
    2 parts, Berlin, 1915-1917; 2nd edition, 1926.
  • Über das Wesen der Beanlagung und ihre methodische Erforschung.
    Langensalza, 1918; 4th edition, 1929.
  • Das Seelenleben der Jugendlichen.
    Langensalza, 1923; 4th edition, 1931.
  • Die Grundlagen der Charakterologie. Langensalza, 1930.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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