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Johann Hoffmann

Born  1857
Died  1919

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German neurologist, biorn 1857, Rheinhesse; died 1919, Heidelberg.

Biography of Johann Hoffmann

Johann Hoffmann was educated at Worms and graduated in medicine at Heidelberg. As an assistant in the department of neurology he became closely associated with professor Wilhelm Erb (1840-1921) whom he later replaced as head of the department. Late in life he was appointed full professor of neuropathology.


  • Über progressive neurotische Muskelatrophie.
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, 1889, 20: 660.
  • Über chronische spinale Muskelatrophie im Kindesalter auf familiärer Basis.
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde 1893, 3: 427-470.
  • Weitere Beiträge zur Lehre von der hereditären progressiven spinalen Muskelatrophie im Kindesalter nebst Bemerkungen über den fortschreitenden Muskelschwund im Allgemeinen.
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde, 1897, 10: 292-320.

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