Dr. med. Jakob Tugendreich
- Warsaw, Poland, 10.02.1881
- Tel Aviv, Israel, 16.11.1947
- Member since 1929
- Escaped to Palestine in 1938
- Radiologist and radiotherapist
“The author of this treatise, Jakob Tugendreich, of Jewish faith, was born in Warsaw on 10 February 1881 as the son of the house owner Wolf Tugendreich, now living in Charlottenburg. He undertook his schooling in Wiesbaden, Germany from the age of 11 and the in Antwerp, Belgium. The author also graduated from the State College of Commerce and Political Science in Antwerp”, Jakob Tugendreich wrote in the curriculum vitae of his dissertation.
Education and Places of Work
Tugendreich studied medicine at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin for eleven semesters without interruption from 1906, where he passed the state examination in 1912. He received his doctorate from the University of Berlin on 12 May 1912 with the thesis “Ueber Sklerose der Arteria pulmonalis”.
During his training in Berlin, Tugendreich specialised in the field of X-ray diagnostics and radiation therapy from an early stage.
Tugendreich headed the X-ray Institute at the Israelite Hospital Adass Yisroel in Berlin, Elsässer Strasse 85, from 1914. The hospital had been established by and for Orthodox Jews.
Tugendreich also took over the management of the radium and X-ray department of the University Institute for Cancer Research at the Charité Berlin with Ferdinand Blumenthal in 1916. He also worked together with the radiation therapists Ludwig Halberstädter and Albert Simons in the private X-ray and Radium Institute, Derfflingerstrasse 21 in Berlin from 1919. Tugendreich took over the management of this institute in 1933 after Ludwig Halberstädter had fled Germany.
Escape to Palestine in 1938
Tugendreich fled to Palestine in 1938 and was able to found a private X-ray institute in Tel Aviv together with Albert Simons.
Jakob Tugendreich died in Tel Aviv in 1947 at the age of 66.
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