Theodor Brugsch

Physician, Academic

1878 – 1963


Who was Theodor Brugsch?

Theodor Brugsch was a German internist born in Graz.

He became an associate professor in 1910, and practiced medicine at the Charité Hospital in Berlin prior to, and after World War I. In 1917-19 he served with distinction as a physician with the 9th Army in Romania.

From 1927 to 1935 he was a professor at the University of Halle. In 1935 Brugsch resigned from the university due to the political climate in 1930s Germany, subsequently opening a private practice in Berlin. Brugsch seems to have been a member of the Nazi party in 1930 and durin 1937 - 1945 but eventually had been cleard by a denazification tribunal. After World War II, he returned to the Charité, where he remained for the remainder of his career. Brugsch died in Berlin. His father, Heinrich Karl Brugsch was a well-known Egyptologist.

With Friedrich Kraus, he published a 19-volume medical textbook titled Spezielle Pathologie und Therapie, and with Friedrich H. Lewy, he published Die Biologie der Person. He was the 1954 recipient of the Goethe Prize, and in 1978 was depicted on a 25-pfennig postage stamp issued by the East German government.

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Oct 11, 1878
Also known as
  • Dr. Theodor Brugsch
  • Germany
Lived in
  • Graz
Jul 11, 1963

on July 23, 2013


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