Commemoration of the German Society of Gastroenterology
In memory of

Dr. med.
Jakob Tugendreich
1881 - 1951

Dr. med. Jakob Tugendreich, image source Catalogue de portraits des membres de deuxiéme congres internationale de radiologie, Stockholm 23. – 27. Juliette 1928, redigie Maud Renander
Dr. med. Jakob Tugendreich, image source Catalogue de portraits des membres de deuxiéme congres internationale de radiologie, Stockholm 23. – 27. Juliette 1928, redigie Maud Renander

Member since 1929

Specialist for radiotherapy and X-ray diagnostics

Escape to Palestine 1938

Dissertation, Berlin 1902
Dissertation, Berlin 1902

Dr. med. Jakob Tugendreich

  • Warsaw, Poland, 1‌0‌.‌0‌2‌.‌1‌8‌8‌1‌
  • Tel Aviv, Israel, 1951
  • Member since 1929
  • Escaped to Palestine in 1938
  • Berlin
  • 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 Simon 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 1951 at the age of 70.

Publications

  1. Die Abteilung für physikalische Behandlungsmethoden. Z Krebsforsch 1917; 16: 13-20
  2. Über die Behandlung von Ulzerationen der Haut bei Krebskranken mit Isoamylhydrokuprein. Berl Klin Wochenschr 1916; 53: 242-243
  3. Die Stereo-Röntgenographie der Abdominalorgane. Dtsch med Wochenschr 1927; 53: 580-581.

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Biographie of Dr. med. Jakob Tugendreich

Bibliography

  • Staatliche Bibliothek Berlin. Tugendreich J. Dissertation: Ueber Sklerose der Arteria pulmonalis. Berlin 1912. SBB-SPK , Sign. Ja 3380-1912,12: 29

Literature

  • Blumenthal F. Entstehung und Entwicklung des Universitätsinstituts für Krebsforschung an der Charité. Z Krebsforsch 1928; 27: 3-10
  • Halberstädter L . Die Bestrahlungsabteilung des Instituts für Krebsforschung. Z Krebsforsch 1928; 27: 12-20
  • Jenss H, Reinicke P. Ferdinand Blumenthal, Kämpfer für eine fortschrittliche Krebsmedizin und Krebsfürsorge. Jüdische Miniatur Band 128. Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag; 2012: 29,64
  • Niederland D., Leibfried St. Deutsche Ärzteemigration und gesundheitspolitische Entwicklung in Eretz Israel. Medizinhistorisches Journal; 1985; 20 (Heft 1/2): 165
  • Voswinckel P. Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre. Berlin 1932-1933. Band III. Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: Geord Olms Verlag; 2002: 69,120,134