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GUTTMANN, PAUL:

German physician and medical author; born at Ratibor, Prussian Silesia, Sept. 9, 1833; died in Berlin May 24, 1893. He received his education at the gymnasium of his native town and at the universities of Berlin, Vienna, and Würzburg, graduating from the last-named as doctor of medicine in 1858. The following year he engaged in practise as a physician in Berlin, becoming a privat-docent at the university in 1867, and in 1879 chief physician of the Moabit municipal hospital.

Guttmann's reputation as a clinician was widely extended. He was the author of about eighty essays on different medical subjects. The following are his principal works: "Die Physiologie und Pathologie des Sympaticus" (with Albert Eulenburg), which was published in Berlin in 1873, and which, on its republication in London in 1879, received the Astley-Cooper prize; and "Lehrbuch der Klinischen Untersuchungsmethoden," Berlin, 1884. From 1885 to 1893 Guttmann was the editor of the "Journal für Practische Aerzte."

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. June 9, 1893;
  • Hirsch, Biog. Lex. s.v., Vienna, 1884;
  • Pagel, Biog. Lex. s.v., Vienna, 1901.
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