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Carl Sternberg

Born  1872
Died  1935

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Austrian pathologist, born November 20, 1872, Vienna; died 1935.

Biography of Carl Sternberg

Carl von Sternberg attended the university of Vienna, receiving his doctorate in 1896. After training in general medicine he worked as an assistant at the pathological institute of the Rudolfsspital, where he was influenced by professor Richard Paltauf (1858-1924). He was habilitated for pathological anatomy in 1903.

In 1908 he moved to Brünn and was made associate professor, ausserordentlicher professor in 1914, and titular ordentlicher Professor in 1926. In 1914 he was mobilised and spent the entire war with the combat troops and earned great reputation for fighting for the soldiers’ rights and well being. He became one of the most decorated doctors of his military rank in Austria.

After the war he returned to Brünn, but in 1920 moved back to Vienna where he assumed the prosectorate at the hospital Wieden and became head of the pathology department of the general hospital there. In 1922 he became professor of pathology, but never achieved his ambition of becoming the head of an academic unit. Apart from the war years when he worked largely on bowel infections and typhoid fever, his main research concerned tuberculosis and leukaemia. He died suddenly of a coronary occlusion.

Sternberg contributed to the Handbuch der allgemeinen Pathologie und der pathologischen Anatomie des Kindesalters (gastro-intestinal tract, peritoneum), and the Handbuch der mikrobiologischen Technik (autopsy of humans). He also made a new revision of Moritz Wilhelm Hugo Ribbert’s (1855-1920) Lehrbuch der allgemeinen Pathologie und der allgemeinen pathologischen Anatomie, Leipzig, 1928.


    Paltauf-Sternberg / Hodgkin-Paltauf-Sternberg disease:
  • Ueber eine eigenartige, unter dem Bilde der Pseudoleukämie verlaufende Tuberkulose des lymphatischen Apparates. Zeitschrift für Heilkunde, Prague, 1898, 19: 21-90.
  • Pathologie der Primärerkrankungen des lymphatischen und hämatopoetischen Apparates.
    Wiesbaden, J. F. Bergmann, 1905. Page 15.
  • Lymphogranulomatose und Reticuloendotheliose.
    Ergebnisse der allgemeinen Pathologie und pathologischen Anatomie der Menschen und der Tiere, Berlin, 1936, 30: 1-76. Other works:
  • Leber, Gallenblase und Gallenwege, Pankreas.
    In Karl Albert Ludwig Aschoff’s (1866-1942) Pathologische Anatomie, 1st-6th edition; Jena, 1909-1923.
  • Die Pathologie des Blutes.
    In Handbuch der allgemeinen Pathologie by Ludolf von Krehl (1861-) and Felix Jacob Marchand (1846-1928); volume 2,1; Leipzig, 1912,
  • Lymphogranulomatose.
    In: Handbuch der Tuberkulose-Therapie, volume 1; Berlin and Vienna, 1923.
  • Der heutige Stand der Lehre von den Geschwülsten.
    Abh. Ges.geb. Medizin, Vienna, 1924; 2nd edition, 1926.
  • Die Lymphknoten.
    Handbuch der speziellen pathologischen Anatomie, volume 1, 1; Berlin, 1926.
  • Blutkrankheiten.
    Handbuch der speziellen pathologischen Anatomie, volume 1, 1; Berlin, 1926.
  • Geschwülste des eierstockes.
    Biologie und Pathologie des Weibes, volume 5,2; Berlin and Vienna, Urban und Schwarzenberg, 1926.

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