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Ferdinand Karl Franz Schwarzmann Ritta von Hebra

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Birthplace: Brno, Brno-město, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic
Death: August 05, 1880 (63)
Wien, Wien, Austria
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Son of Johannes Ritter von Hebra and Aloisia Friederike Hebra
Husband of Johanna von Hebra
Father of Dr. med. Hans Ritter von Hebra; Viktor Ritter von Hebra; Alice v. Hebra; Martha Kaposi; Maria Ludowika v. Novelly and 1 other

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About Ferdinand Karl Franz Schwarzmann Ritta von Hebra

Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra (Ferdinand Karl Franz Schwarzmann [Hebra]) was an Austrian physician and dermatologist, (7 September 1816, in Brno, Moravia – 5 August 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary). He is known as the founder of the New Vienna School of Dermatology, an important group of physicians who set the basis for modern dermatology. Ferdinand von Hebra graduated in medicine in 1841 at the University of Vienna. He was influenced by Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, one of the founders of modern pathological anatomy. Ferdinand von Hebra wrote one of the most influential books on dermatology of all times, the Atlas der Hautkrankeiten (Atlas of skin diseases), with phenomenal illustrations by two of the leading medical illustrators of Austria, Anton Elfinger (1821-1864) and Carl Heitzmann (1836-1896). In 1844 Ferdinand von Hebra discovered the cause of scabies.[1] On July 30, 1865, von Hebra lured his colleague, Ignaz Semmelweis, under the pretense of visiting one of Hebra's "new Institutes", to a Viennese insane asylum located in Lazarettgasse (Landes-Irren-Anstalt in der Lazarettgasse).[2] As a physician, Semmelweis had unsuccessfully argued for years in favor of antiseptic procedures. Upon arrival at the insane asylum, Semmelweis was beaten and died two weeks later from a gangrenous wound, possibly caused by the beating.

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^ http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/708.html ^ Benedek, István, "Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis 1818–1865" published by Corvina Kiadó (Translated from Hungarian to German by Brigitte Engel), 1983, Druckerei Kner, Gyomaendrőd, Hungary; isbn=963-13-1459-6. Shampo, Marc A; Davis Mark D P (November 2006). "Dermatologists honored on stamps". Arch Dermatol 142 (11): 1489–92. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.11.1489. PMID 17116842. Pretterklieber, M L (July 1996). "Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra--founder of modern dermatology". Isr. J. Med. Sci. 32 (7): 584. PMID 8756989. Tappeiner, J; Holubar K (September 1981). "[Ferdinand von Hebra: the man and his work (author's transl)]". Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. 93 (16): 503–6. PMID 7029925. [edit]External links

Ferdinand von Hebra. WhoNamedIt Hebra Atlas. DermIS site in German, with many illustrations from the famous book and a biography of von Hebra. [edit]Notes

Regarding personal names: Ritter is a title, translated approximately as Knight, not a first or middle name. There is no equivalent female form. Authority control VIAF: 47516371

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Ferdinand Karl Franz Schwarzmann Ritta von Hebra's Timeline

1816
October 7, 1816
Brno, Brno-město, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic
1847
May 24, 1847
Wien, Wien, Austria
1848
May 27, 1848
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1850
1850
1850
1851
August 25, 1851
1853
December 12, 1853
1880
August 5, 1880
Age 63
Wien, Wien, Austria