Monday, December 5, 2016

Neuropathology History: Carl Wernicke (1848-1905)

"Born in Tarnowitz, Poland... A highly original thinker, he can be said to have been a pupil only of Meynert, though he was greatly influenced by the works of Hitzig and Munk."


Carl Wernicke (1848-1905)
Source: Haymaker, Webb (Army Institute of Pathology). Guide to the exhibit on the history of neuropathology. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychiatric Association (Washington, DC, May 17-20, 1948) and the American Neurological Association (Atlantic City, June 14-17, 1948).

Addendum: Comment from Dr. Darren Groh from Rhode Island Hospital: "Technically, Carl Wernicke was not born in Poland. He was born in the Kingdom of Prussia, which was part of Germany during his lifetime. This area is now part of Poland, however. I appreciate the history articles."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Brian,

Technically, Carl Wernicke was not born in Poland. He was born in the Kingdom of Prussia, which was part of Germany during his lifetime. This area is now part of Poland, however. I appreciate the history articles.

Darren Groh
RIH

Brian E. Moore, MD, MEd said...

Thanks for the clarification, Darren!