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Vincenz Priessnitz - bibliography

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Biography

German layman, born October 4, 1799, Freiwaldau am Gräfenberg in Austrian Silesia; died November 28, 1851.

Bibliography

  • Philo vom Walde:
    Vincenz Priesnitz, sein Leben und sein Wirken. Berlin, 1899.
  • W. Heisig:
    Vincenz Priesnitzens Verhältnis zu Dr. Johann Sigmund Hahn.
    Hydriatr., Jb. 2, 1902, pp 51-71.
  • E. M. Selinger:
    Lebensbeschreibung. Wien, 1852; 2nd edition, Freiwaldau, 1903.
  • Franz von Bielau:
    Authentische Biographie von Schlesiens berühmten Naturarzte und Erfinder der Wasserheilkunde. Freiwaldau, 1902.
  • Josef Ehrlich:
    Ahnentafel. Sudetendeutsche Familienforschung, 1932/1933; 5: 1833.

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