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HIRSCHFELDT, HERMANN:

German physician; born at Neustettin July 30, 1825; died at Colberg June 17, 1885; M.D. Greifswald, 1852. During the two following years he practised in Greifenberg, Pomerania, and in 1854 removed to Colberg, where he continued to practise until his death, receiving the title of "Sanitätsrath" in 1879. Hirschfeldt was one of the physicians through whose energy Colberg became known as a watering-place, and in 1896 the citizens erected a monument in his memory.

Hirschfeldt also took an active interest in the Jewish community of Colberg, and was one of the founders of the Jewish Kurhospital, of which he was the chief physician for eleven years.

He was the author of several essays in medical journals and of: "Die Summe Unseres Wissens vom Sool- und Seebade Kolberg," Colberg, 1864 (2d ed., 1876); "Jubelschrift des Sool- und Seebades Kolberg," ib. 1884.

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