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Wilhelm Sander

Born 1838
Died 1922

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German physician, born 24.juni, 1838, Hainau, Schlesien; died January 1, 1922.

Biography of Wilhelm Sander

Wilhelm Sander attended the universities of Breslau and Berlin, receiving his doctorate in 1860. He immediately concentrated his efforts in his speciality, psychiatry, and received a position in the Provinzial-Irrenanstalt in Siegburg (Fr. Hoffmann). In 1862 he became assistant in the lunatic station of the Charité under Wilhelm von Horn (1803-1871) and Wilhelm Griesinger (1817-1868) and from 1870 was secondary physician in the Berlin Irren-Verpflegungsanstalt. In 1879 he was entrusted the directorship of the Berliner Irren-Siechenanstalt at Dalldorf, becoming director of the entire institution in 1887. Sander retired in 1914. He had been Privatdozent from 1870, active as Medicinal-Assessor to the Provincial-Collegium from 1876, becoming Medicinalrath to the latter in 1884, and in 1894 was appointed Geheimer Medicinalrath – privy medical counsellor.

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