Tag Archives: 1800-1849

Friedrich Joseph Haass

Friedrich Joseph Haass was PhilosopherDoc and CharityDoc

Friedrich Joseph Haass (Russian: Фёдор Петрович Гааз, Fyodor Petrovich Gaaz; August 10, 1780 – August 16, 1853) was the “holy doctor of Moscow”. Born in Bad Münstereifel, as a member of Moscow’s governmental prison committee, he spent 25 years until the end of his life to humanize the penal system. During the last nine years before his death he spent all of his assets to run a hospital for homeless people. He died in Moscow. Twenty thousand people attended his funeral at the Vvedenskoye Cemetery. Continue reading Friedrich Joseph Haass

Moritz Schreber

Moritz Schreber was GardenDoc and more

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Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber (15 October 1808 – 10 November 1861) was a German physician and university teacher at the University of Leipzig. In 1844, he became director of the Leipzig Heilanstalt (sanatorium). His publications predominantly dealt with the subject of children’s health and the social consequences of urbanization at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Continue reading Moritz Schreber

Samuel Heinrich Schwabe

Samuel Heinrich Schwabe was AstronomyDoc and much more

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Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (25 October 1789 – 11 April 1875) a German astronomer remembered for his work on sunspots.

Schwabe was born at Dessau. At first an apothecary, he turned his attention to astronomy, and in 1826 commenced his observations on sunspots. Schwabe was trying to discover a new planet inside the orbit of Mercury which was tentatively called Vulcan. Because of the proximity to the Sun, it would have been very difficult to observe Vulcan, and Schwabe believed one possibility to detect the planet might be to see it as a dark spot when passing in front of the Sun. Continue reading Samuel Heinrich Schwabe

Karl Hoffmann

Karl Hoffmann was NaturalistDoc, PetDoc and more

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Karl Hoffmann (7 December 1823 – 11 May 1859) was a German physician and naturalist.

Hoffmann was born in Stettin and studied at Berlin University. In 1853 he travelled to Costa Rica with Alexander von Frantzius to collect natural history specimens. With his wife, Emilia Hoffmann, he settled in San José, where he operated a consultation clinic and small pharmacy from his home. In order to supplement his income, he sold wine and liquor. He served as a doctor in the Costa Rican army during the invasion of William Walker in 1856.[1] He died of typhoid in Puntarenas. Continue reading Karl Hoffmann

Carl Gustav Carus

Carl Gustav Carus was ArtDoc, NaturalistDoc, PsychologyDoc, PhilosophyDoc and more

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Carl Gustav Carus (3 January 1789 – 28 July 1869) was a German physiologist and painter, born in Leipzig, who played various roles during the Romantic era. A friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, he was a many-sided man: a doctor, a naturalist, a scientist, a psychologist, and a landscape painter who studied under Caspar David Friedrich. Continue reading Carl Gustav Carus

Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis

Ignaz Semmelweis was StampDoc, StatueDoc

An engraved portrait of Semmelweis: a mustachioed, balding man in formal attire, pictured from the chest up.

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, aged 42 in 1860
copperplate engraving by Jenő Doby
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis[Note 1] (born Semmelweis Ignác Fülöp; 1 July 1818 – 13 August 1865) was a Hungarian physician of German extraction[2][3] now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the “savior of mothers”, Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever (also known as “childbed fever”) could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics. Continue reading Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis

Józef Dietl

Józef Dietl was TeacherDoc, PoliticDoc,

Józef Dietl (24 January 1804 in Podbuże near Sambor – 18 January 1878 in Kraków) was an AustrianPolish physician born to an Austrian father and Polish mother. He studied medicine in Lviv and Vienna. He was a pioneer in balneology, and a professor of Jagiellonian University, elected as its rector in 1861. Dietl described the kidney ailment known as “Dietl’s Crisis” as well as its treatment.

From 1866 to 1874 Józef Dietl was mayor of the city of Kraków. Continue reading Józef Dietl