Moritz Schreber

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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.


Allotment gardens

Main article: Allotment (gardening)

Schreber was the founder of the eponymous “Schreber movement”, although that term was used only after his death. In 1864, Leipzig school principal Ernst Innozenz Hauschild established the first Schrebergarten, the German term for what are known in English as allotments or community gardens, by leasing land for the physical exercise of children. It became a world-wide movement, see the Main article link above….

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