August Hirsch

August Hirsch (4 October 1817, Danzig – 28 January 1894, Berlin) was a German physician and medical historian.

August Hirsch


He practiced in Danzig after studying at Berlin and Leipzig. In recognition of his studies on malarial fever and his work, Handbuch der historisch-geographischen Pathologie, he was in 1863 made professor at Berlin. In 1873, he was a member of the German Cholera Commission, studied the conditions of Posen and West Prussia, and published a report (1874). He studied the plague in Astrakhan in 1879 and 1880, and in the latter year wrote a report to his Government.

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  1. ^ a b "Review of Handbuch der historisch-geographischen Pathologie von Dr. August Hirsch and Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by Dr. August Hirsch, trans. by Charles Creighton". The Quarterly Review. 164: 193–217. January 1887.

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