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German neuropsychiatrist, born May 21, 1873, Neuses, near Coburg, Thuringia, died June 1, 1941, Jena.


  • Zur Lehre von der Blutzirkulation in der Schädelhöhle des Menschen namentlich unter dem Einfluss von Medikamenten; experimentelle Untersuchungen, von Hans Berger. Jena, G. Fischer, 1901.
  • Über die körperlichen Aüsserungen psychischer Zustände. Weitere experimentelle Beiträge zur Lehre von der Blutzirkulation in der Schädelhöhle des Menschen, von Hans Berger.
    2 parts. Jena, Fischer, 1904 and 1907.
  • Untersuchungen über die Temperatur des Gehirns.
    Jena, Fischer, 1910.
  • Trauma und Psychose. Berlin, 1915.
  • Hirn und Seele. Jena, 1919.
  • Psychophysiologie in 12 Vorlesungen. Jena, Fischer, 1921.
  • Über die Lokalization im Grosshirn. Jena, 1927.
  • Ueber das Elektroenkephalogramm des Menschen.
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, 1929, Berlin, 87: 527-570.
  • Das Elektroenkephalogramm des Menschen.
    Halle an der Saale, Buchdruckerei des Waisenhauses, 1938. 139 pages.
    = volume 6, No. 38 of Nova acta Leopoldina. Neue Folge.
    With the history of EEG research
  • Hans Berger on the electroencephalogram of man; the fourteen original reports on the human electroencephalogram.
    Translated from the original German and edited by Pierre Gloor. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1969.
  • Richard Caton:
    The electric currents of the brain.
    British Medical Journal, 1875, 2: 278.
  • Francis Gotch (1853-1913) and Sir Victor Alexander Haden Horsley (1857-1916):
    On the mammalian nervous system, it's functions, and their localisation determined by an electrical method.
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, 1891; 182B, 267-526.
    Gotch and Horsley showed that electric currents are produced in the mammalian brain, and they recorded them with string galvanometer of the capillary electrometer. Their work led eventually to the development of the encephalograph.
  • Mosso:
    Ueber den Kreislauf des Blutes im Menschlichen Gehirn.
    Leipzig, 1881, pp. 104-107.
    Die Temperatur des Gehirns. Leipzig, 1894, pp. 120-135.
  • W. Neminski:
    Ein Vesuch der Registrierung der elektrischen Gehirnerscheinungen.
    Zentralblatt für Physiologie, 1913, 27: 951-960.
  • Edgar Douglas Adrian, Sir Bryan Harold Cabot Matthews:
    The interpretation of potential waves in the cortex.
    Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, 1934, 81: 440-471.
    Confirmation of Berger’s findings.
  • E. Adrian, B. Mathews:
    The Berger Rhythm. Brain, Oxford, 1934, 57: 355-385.
  • Mary A. B. Brazier:
    The Historical Development of Neurophysiology.
    In: Handbook of Physiology, I. Washibngton, D.C., 1959: 1-58.
  • H. Fischgold:
    Hans Berger et son temps.
    In: Actualités neurophysiologiques, 4th ser. 1962: 197-221.
  • R. Jung:
    Hans Berger und die Entdeckung des EEG nach seinen Tagebüchern und Protokollen.
    Jenenser EEG-Symposion, Jena, 1963, pp. 20-53.
  • K. Kolle:
    Hans Berger. Grosse Nervenärzte, I. Stuttgart, 1956: 1-16.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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