PROF. THEODOR PUSCHMANN, the eminent medical historian, was born on May 4, 1844, at Lowenberg in Prussian Silesia. He studied medicine successively at Berlin, Marburg, Vienna and Munich, and qualified at Marburg in 1869. He first made a study of psychiatry under von Gudden at Munich and then practised for some years in Cairo. In 1878 he specialized in the history of medicine at Leipzig, and in the following year was appointed extraordinary professor of medical history at Vienna, becoming full professor in 1879 in succession to Prof. R. Seligmann. He died on September 28, 1899. His principal publications were an edition of Alexander of Tralles (1878–79), a "History of Medical Education"(1889) and "Medicine in Vienna during the last 100 Years"(1884). He also wrote the introduction to a great work on the history of medicine which was completed by Prof. Max Neuburger and J. Pa gel. His name has been given to a medico-historical institute in Leipzig founded by his wife.
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Theodor Puschmann (1844–1899). Nature 153, 585 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153585c0