Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Moritz Fränkel
- Oberglogau/Głogówek, Upper Silesia, Poland, 20.06.1886
- London, 20.04.1948
- Member since 1926
- Escaped to England in 1933
- Specialist in internal medicine and virologist
Education and Places of Work
Ernst Maurice Fränkel studied in Breslau/Wrocław, Munich, and Freiburg.
After a brief stint at the Medical Polyclinic in Bonn in 1913, he worked at the Cancer Institute of the University of Heidelberg. He then moved to Berlin to the II. Medical Clinic of the Charité. He habilitated in internal medicine at the Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Berlin in 1926. He moved to the Institute for Cancer Research at the Charité to join Ferdinand Blumenthal the same year as head of the department of virology.
Among other things, he did research on the Rous sarcoma and published in the Journal of Cancer Research.
He was professor (extraordinarius) of internal medicine at the Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Berlin in 1930.
Fränkel’s teaching licence was revoked on 5 September 1933 and he was dismissed from his position.
Escape to England in 1933
Fränkel fled from Germany to London via Paris in 1933. He changed his name to Ernest Maurice Fraenkel/Frankel when he was in England.
He was a research worker at the Westminister Hospital Medical School until 1936 and continued his research on Rous sarcoma and the filterability of mycobacteria. He then worked in the laboratories of the London County Council.
During the war he was a general practitioner in Buxton, Derbyshire. He returned to the London County Council as a consultant allergist in 1945.
Ernest Maurice Fraenkel died in London on 20 April 1948 at the age of 62.
- Methode zur bakteriologischen Untersuchung des leeren Magens, Dtsch med Wochenschr 1913; 39: 1040-1041
- Das Rous-Sarkom beim Huhn. III. Ztschr Krebsforschung 1928; 27: 152-166
- Mit Mislowitzer E, Simke R. Untersuchungen über das Agens des Rous-Sarkoms. V. Mitteilung. Ztschr Krebsforschung 1928; 27: 477-480
- Mit Mawson CA. Adsorption and elution of the Rous sarcoma agent. Br J Exp Path 1935; 16: 416-422