Biography of Rudolf Müller
Müller studied in Vienna, Graz, Prague, and Königsberg, and received his doctorate in 1901 in Vienna. He worked in the Wien Allgemeines Krankenhaus and 1906-1918 was assistant physician in the dermatological clinic under Ernst Anton Franz Finger (1856-1939). He was habilitated for skin- and venereal diseases in 1914, becoming titular extraordinary professor in 1925. He subsequently worked in the serodiagnostic institute at the Allgemeines Krankenhaus in Vienna. Müller particularly concerned himself with serodiagnostic work in the field of venereal diseases (lues, gonorrhoea). With Karl Landsteiner (1868-1943) he discovered the working principle of the Wassermann reaction (Wien klinische Wochenschrift, 1907; 20: 514), and with Oppenheim the serodiagnostics of gonorrhoea (see Müller-Oppenheim reaction).