German physician; born at Stendal Oct. 22, 1798; died at Berlin May 8, 1892. He studied at the University of Berlin (M. D. 1821), and, after traveling throughout the Continent and England for two years, established himself as a physician in Berlin, where he soon built up a large practise, and where he resided until his death. He was the first Prussian Jew to receive the title of "Sanitätsrath" (1847), later becoming a "Geheimer Sanitätsrath."
Steinthal was the author of the following works: "Ueber Tabes Dorsalis"; "Medizinische Analekten: Eine Auswahl Ausgezeichneter Krankheitsfälle"; "Encephalopathien des Kindlichen Alters"; "Ueber Nervenfiber, Carcinosen und Psychosen"; and "Rückschau auf Meine Fünfzigjährige Wirksamkeit." He was a contributor to many medical journals, and published in 1870 a new edition of Hufeland's "Makrobiotik."
- Jew. Chron. May 12, 1893;
- Hirsch, Biog-Lex.