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Friedrich Paul Reichel

Born  1858
Died  1934

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German surgeon, born December 23, 1858, Breslau; died 1934.

Biography of Friedrich Paul Reichel

Friedrich Paul Reichel studied at Breslau, approbiert 1881, doctor of medicine 1882. He was assistant at the university surgical clinic under at Breslau under Fischer from 1881 to 1885, from 1885 to 1888 at the I gynaecological clinic in Berlin under Karl Ludwig Ernst Schroeder (1838-1887) and Robert Michel von Olshausen (1835-1915), and 1888-1892 assistant at the university surgical clinic in Würzburg under Karl Wilhelm Ernst Joachim Schönborn (1840-1906).

Reichel was habilitated for surgery at Würzburg in 1889, in 1896 moved to Breslau where he was accepted as Privatdozent at university, and functioned as Vertrauensarzt for Invalide- und Altersversicherungsanstalt in the province of Schlesien. In 1898 Reichel became director of the Stadtkrankenhaus and physician-in-chief at the surgical-gynaecological department in Chemnitz (Karl Marx Stadt in the DDR period).


  • Die Lehre von der Brucheinklemmung.Stuttgart, 1886.
  • Lehrbuch der Nachbehandlung nach Operationen.
    Wiesbaden, 1897; 2nd edition, 1909, translated into Russian.
  • Verletzungen und Erkrankungen des Kniegelenkes und des Unterschenkels.
    Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie, volume 4, Stuttgart, 1901; 6th edition, volume 6, 1929.
  • Die Neubildungen des Darmes.
    With M. Stammler. In: Neue deutsche Chirurgie, volume 33, Stuttgart, 1924.

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