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Gustav Scheuthauer

Born 1832-03-11
Died 1894-01-28

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Austrian-Hungarian surgeon, born March 11, 1832, Töke-Terebes, Hungary; died January 28, 1894, Budapest.

Biography of Gustav Scheuthauer

Gustav Scheuthauer for 10 months was a novice in a Benedictine abbey, before studying in Vienna, where he received his medical doctorate in 1861. He served under Karl von Rokitansky (1804-1878) in the pathological institute in Vienna 1860-1865 as 2nd assistant, 1st assistant 1865-1870. In 1870 Scheuthauer became Dozent of pathological anatomy at the University of Vienna, one month later primary prosector in the hospital in Brünn and, still in the same year, extraordinary professor of pathological histology at Budapest. In 1871 primary prosector to the Budapest hospitals and thus also the sole forensic anatomist in the Hungarian capital. Scheutauer was appointed full professor of pathological anatomy at the University of Budapest in 1874; in 1878 extraordinary and in 1884 ordinary Sanitätsrath

Many of his works concern medical history.

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