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Rudolf Müller

Born  1877
Died  1934

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Austrian physician, born October 10, 1877, Prague; died 1934.

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).


  • Die Serodiagnose der Syphilis und ihre Bedeutung für die Diagnose und Prognose. Berlin and Vienna, 1913.
  • Die Entwicklung der Serumdiagnostik der Syphilis in den letzten Jahren.
    Handbuch der Geschlechtskrankheiten. Volume 3, 3. Vienna and Leipzig, 1916.
  • Wassermannreaktion. With R. Brandt.
    Handbuch der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten. Volume 15, 2. Berlin, 1932.

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