Biography of Ludwig Bandl
Ludwig Bandl received his medical education in Vienna, where he studied under Carl von Braun (1822-1891), Joseph Hyrtl (1810-1894), and Johann von Dumreicher (1815-1880). After receiving his doctorate in 1867 he commenced practising obstetrics. In 1875 he became associate professor (Privatdozent) of gynaecology and obstetrics, and in 1878 he took over the leadership of the department of obstetrics at the Allgemeine Poliklinik in Vienna.
In 1880 came his appointment as kaiserlicher und königlicher professor extraordinary of obstetrics and gynaecology; six years later he went to Prague to become ordentlicher professor. Because of a rapidly developing mental illness he did not hold this tenure for long, he had to be put away in an asylum in Vienna where he died a few years later.
Bandl was a representative of the famous Vienna School, practising exclusively in the field of obstetrics, in which he left countless writings.