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Benjamin Lipschütz

Born  1878
Died  1931

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Austrian dermatologist and bacteriologist, born October 4, 1878, Brody, Galizia; died December 20, 1931, Vienna.

Biography of Benjamin Lipschütz

Benjamin Lipschütz studied and received his doctorate in Vienna in 1902. He worked in the pathological institute under Richard Paltauf (1858-1924) and in Ernest Anton Franz Finger’s (1856-1939) clinic. In 1907 undertook bacteriological and cytological studies at the Institut Pasteur, and trained in dermatology at the Hôtel St.-Louis in Paris. He also worked with and Albert Neisser (1855-1916) in Breslau.

Returning to Vienna, Lipschütz became secondary physician with Salomon Ehrmann (1854-1926) as well as assistant to Ehrmann's successor Rusch at the Wieden hospital. Habilitated for dermatology 1915, he became titular professor 1931 and head of the skin department of the fist public institute for children's diseases.


  • Chlamydozoen, Geflügelpocken.
    With Stanislaus von Prowazek (1875-1915).
    Handbuch der pathogenen Protozoen, Leipzig 1912, Volume 1.

  • Bakteriologischer Grundriss und Atlas der Geschlechtskrankheiten.
    Leipzig, 1913.

  • Filtrierbare Infektionserreger.
    Handbuch der pathogenen Mikroorganismen. 2nd. edition. Volume 8. Jena, 1913.

  • Die mikroskopische Darstellung der filtrierbaren Virus.
    In Handbuch der mikrobiologischen Technik, Leipzig, 1923.

  • Chlamydozoen-Strongyloplasmenbefunde bei Infektionen mit filtrierbaren Erregern.
    Handbuch der pathogenen Mikroorganismen. 3rd. edition. Volume 8, 1. Jena, Berlin, and Vienna, 1913.

  • Die Einschlusskrankheiten der Haut.
    Handbuch der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten. Volume 2. Posthumous. Berlin, 1932.

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