Prof. Dr. med. Hermann Schlesinger
- Bratislava, Slovakia, formerly Austria-Hungary, 02.06.1866
- Vienna, 29.03.1934
- Member since 1926
- Specialist in internal medicine and neurology
Hermann Schlesinger was born in Bratislava in 1866 as the son of the merchant Max Jakob Schlesinger and his wife Katharina, née Weiss.
Education and Places of Work
After graduating from high school in 1884, Hermann Schlesinger studied medicine at the University of Vienna. He passed his state examination and received his doctorate here in 1890. After graduating, he worked briefly at the I Psychiatric and Neurological Clinic of the General Hospital in Vienna under the psychiatrist, neurologist and neuroanatomist Theodor Meynert. Schlesinger then moved to Hermann Nothnagel at the I. Vienna Medical University Clinic and the Vienna General Hospital. The dermatologist Moritz Kaposi, the laryngologist Leopold Schrötter and the psychiatrist and neurologist Alfred Fuchs were among his other teachers. Schlesinger habilitated in internal medicine at the University of Vienna in 1895 with a thesis on syringomyelia. He was appointed “Titularprofessor” (senior lecturer) in 1902 and professor (extraordinarius) in 1920.
Schlesinger was appointed head of the II Medical Department at the Kaiser-Franz-Joseph-Spital in 1901. He went on to become the medical director of the II Medical Clinic at the Vienna General Hospital in 1908.
Schlesinger dealt with a wide range of topics from the entire field of internal medicine and also had a keen interest in the field of neurology. In addition, he dealt with the diseases associated with old age from an early stage and is regarded as an early representative of geriatrics in Austria. He was an avid publisher and wrote about 400 medical articles.
Hermann Schlesinger died in Vienna on 29 March 1934 at the age of 67.
- Mit Becker H. Grundzüge der Ernährung des gesunden und kranken Menschen. Frankfurt a. M.: Verlag von Jakob Heinrich Bechold 1895
- Die Syringomyelie. Eine Monographie. Leipzig, Wien: Franz Deuticke Verlag 1895; 2. Aufl. 1902
- Die Indikationen zu chirurgischen Eingriffen bei inneren Erkrankungen. Für den Praktiker bearbeitet. 1 bis 3. Teil / 3 Bände. Jena: Gustav Fischer Verlag 1903-1905
- Die Krankheiten des höheren Lebensalters. Wien: Alfred Hölder Verlag, 2 Bände, 1914/15
- Syphilis und Innere Medizin. Wien: Verlag von Julius Springer, 3 Bände 1925-1928