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Franz Seitelberger

Born  1916
Died  2007

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Austrian neuropathologist, born December 4, 1916, Vienna; died February 11, 2007..

Biography of Franz Seitelberger

Franz Seitelberger studied medicine at the University of Vienna where he obtained his doctorate. In 1950 he qualified as a specialist in neurology ab psychiatry. Following his habilitation in neurology, neuroanatomy and nauropathology in 1950, he beca professor extraordinary at the University if Vienna in 1958. He was head of the Department of Neurology of the University of Vienna 1959-1987, 1970-1990 head of the Institute of Cerebral Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1975-1977 rector of the University of Vienna, the prorector 1977-1978. In 1960 Seitelberger was a visiting professor and from 1984 to 1986 Fogarty Scholar at the Natiponal Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. He was emerited in 1987.

He made substantial contributions in the fields of neurology, neuroanatomy and neuropathology, especially concerning the ageing of the brain and neurodegenerative processes. He had more than 400 scientific publications. In 1987 he was awarded the Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

We thank Bernhard Ortel for information submitted.


  • The History of the Neurological School of Vienna.
    By Hans Hoff and Franz Seitelberger.
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 1952, 116: 495-505.
  • Prof. H. Hoff zum 60. Geburtstag.
    By Hans Hoff and Franz Seitelberger. Springer-Verlag, 1958.
  • Zur Neuropathologie des Alkoholismus. 1962.
  • Symposion über vergleichende Nauropathologie von München. 1961.
    By Ernst Frauchiger and Franz Seitelberger. Springer-Verlag, 1962.
  • Symposium über die Paramyloidosen von Anvers. 1960.
    By Wilhelm Krücke and Franz Seitelberger. Springer-Verlag. 1963.
  • Symposium über den Liquor cerebrospinalis. Springer-Verlag, 1966.
  • Grundzüge der morpholog. Entwicklung des Zentralnervensystems.
    Franz Seitelberger and Kurt A. Jellinger. 1967.
  • Zur Immunopathogenese der Hirngewebsläsionen bei Multipler Sklerose. 1969.
  • Lebensstadien des Gehirns. 1978.
  • Umwelt und Gehirn. 1980.
  • Leistungsdiagnostik und Rehabilitation von organischen Hirnschädigungsfolgen.
    By Manfred Beck, Franz Seitelberger and Friedrich G. Schmieder.
    Pocket edition, 1983.
  • Wie geschieht Bewußtsein? 1987.
  • Bewußtsein und Bewußtes - Geist und Geistiges. Ethik und Sozialwissenschaften, Zweite Diskussionseinheit.
    Heft 1, 1995. Published by Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn,
  • Neurobiologische Aspekte der Intelligenz. 10 pages. From: Die Evolution des Denkens.12 Beiträge, Hg. Konrad Lorenz und Franz M. Wuketits, München, 1983.
  • Das Bewusstsein - philosophische, psychologische und physiologische Aspekte.
    Authors: Franz Seitelberger, Georges Goedert, Erhard Oeser, Wiebrecht Rie, Klaus Wellner, Johann. J. Gestring, Barbara Neymeyr, Endre Kiss, Rafael Capurro, Renate Bauer. Publisher: Jörg Albertz.
    Freie Akademie. Pocket edition, 1994.
  • Gehirn, Bewußtsein, Erkenntnis. With Erhard Oeser. 2nd and expanded edition.
    Wien : Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1995.
  • Wahrnehmung und Wirklichkeit - Wie wir unsere Umwelt sehen, erkennen und gestalten.
    By Franz Seitelberger, Alf Zimmer, Ulrich Freitag, and Gundel Mattenklott von Freie Akademie. Pocket edition, 1997.
  • Theodor Meynert (1833-1892) Pioneer and Visionary of Brain Research.
    Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 1997, 6 (3): 264-274.
  • Kurt A. Jellinger:
    In memoriam: Franz Seitelberger (1916-2007).
    Acta Neuropathologica 2007, 115 (1): 157-158.

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