Erich Franz Eugen Bracht
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|Erich Franz Eugen Bracht|
|Known for||Bracht manoeuvre|
After earning his doctorate, for several years he assisted pathologist Ludwig Aschoff (1866-1942) in Freiburg. Afterwards his interest switched to obstetrics and gynaecology, and he worked as a gynaecologist at Heidelberg, and later in Kiel under Hermann Johannes Pfannenstiel (1862-1909), and eventually in Berlin. In Berlin he was a professor at the University of Berlin as well as director of the Charité Frauenklinik. After World War II he was a consultant of gynaecology and obstetrics during the American occupation of Berlin.
In Freiburg, Bracht made important contributions concerning the pathological study of rheumatic myocarditis. From his research of this disorder, he described the eponymous "Bracht-Wachter bodies", which are peri-vascular micro-abscesses in the myocardium seen in acute bacterial endocarditis.
- Dunn, Professor PM (2003). "Erich Bracht (1882–1969) of Berlin and his "breech" manoeuvre". Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88: 76–77. doi:10.1136/fn.88.1.F76.
- Historia medicina (biography of Erich Bracht, translated from Spanish)
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