Biography of Friedrich Schultze
Friedrich Schultze studied at the universities of Berlin and Bonn and then went to Heidelberg, where he obtained his doctorate in 1871. Subsequently he was Nikolaus Friedreich’s (1825-1882) assistant and pupil in internal medicine from 1871 to 1880. He was habilitated for this discipline in 1876 and in 1880 was appointed ausserordentlicher professor at the University of Heidelberg. Late in 1887 Schultze was invited to Dorpat as full professor and director of the medical clinic, but moved on to the same tenure at Bonn the following year, also becoming director of the medical clinic and the policlinic. Schultze remained in Bonn for the rest of his life. He was emerited in 1918.
Schultze's chief field of interest was neurology, which he approached both clinically and with anatomical and pathological investigations. He left works on tetanus, cholera, multiple sclerosis, progressive muscular atrophy, poliomyelitis, basilary meningitis and forms of syringomyelia.
With Wilhelm Erb and Adolf von Strümpell, Schultze in 1891 established the journal Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde.