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Ferdinand Adalbert Kehrer

Born  1883
Died  1967

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German neurologist, born July 19, 1883, Heidelberg; died 1966.

Biography of Ferdinand Adalbert Kehrer

Ferdinand Adalbert Kehrer, a son of the obstetrician Ferdinand Adolph Kehrer (1837-1914), studied in Heidelberg, Berlin, Munich, and Kiel. He obtained his doctorate in 1908 in Heidelberg and subsequently was assistant physician in the psychiatric-neurological clinics in Freiburg and Kiel. In 1914 he was habilitated for psychiatry and neurology in Breslau, becoming professor extraordinary in 1918. In 1925 Kehrer was called to the University of Münster as ordinarius of his speciality.


  • Die Veranlagung zu seelischen Störungen.
    With Ernst Kretschmer (1888-1964).
    Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Neurologie und Psychiatrie. Volume 40. Berlin, 1924.
  • Ursachen und Erblichkeitskreis von Chorea, Myoklonie und Athetose.
    Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Neurologie und Psychiatrie, Volume 50. Berlin, 1927.
  • In Leben erworbene psychische Ursachen.
  • Strukturanalyse.
    In: Oswald Bumke (1877-1950), publisher: Handbuch der Geisteskrankheiten.
    Volume 1. Berlin, 1928.
  • Paranoische Zustände.
    In: Oswald Bumke (1877-1950), publisher: Handbuch der Geisteskrankheiten. Volume 6. Berlin, 1928.
  • Die Allgemeinerscheinungen der Hirngeschwülste.
    Leipzig, 1931.
  • Der Veitstanz der Schwangeren (sog, Graviditätschorea). Leipzig, 1942.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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