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Hermann Senator

Born 1834
Died 1911

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German physician, born December 6, 1834, Gnesen in the province of Posen; died July 14, 1911, Berlin.

Biography of Hermann Senator

Hermann Senator studied at Berlin from 1853 to 1857, particularly as a pupil of Johannes Müller (1801-1858), under whom he was Amanuensis for one and a half year. Among his teachers were also Johann Lukas Schönlein (1793-1864) and Ludwig Traube (1818-1876).

Senator received his medical doctorate in 1857 and was approbiert as a physician in 1858. In 1868 was habilitated as Privatdozent for internal medicine and Staatsarzneikunde at the Berlin University. He became extraordinary professor in 1875, and from that year was physician-in-chief in the department of internal medicine at the Augusta-Hospital, from 1881 head physician at the Berlin Charité.

Following the death of Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs (1819-1885) he headed the first medical clinic at Berlin for half a year. This department of his at the Charité in 1888 was made into the third medical clinic, expanded and placed under the policlinic under his directorship. Senator was named ordinary honorary professor in 1899.

From 1872 Senator was co-editor of Centralblatt für die medizinischen Wissenschaften.

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