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Berger, Hans

Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1941 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Psychiatrist

1873 – Hans Berger was born on the 21st of May in Neuses near Coburg. German psychiatrist and inventor of electroencephalograph.

1897 – Studied and receiving his doctorate in medicine at the University of Jena.

1900 – Hired as an assistant to Otto Ludwig Binswanger, chairman of the University’s psychiatry and neurology clinic.

1906 – Professor in University of Jena.

1919 – Succeeded Binswanger as Chairman of the University’s psychiatry and neurology clinic.

1924 – Berger made the first EEG recording in man and called it Electroenkephalogram.

         – Berger studied brain circulation, psychophysiology and brain temperature.

         – Studied and described the nature of EEG alterations in brain diseases such as epilepsy.

1927-1928 – Served as Rector at the University of Jena.

1937 – He was invited to present his work to an international forum.

1938 – Became Professor Emeritus in Psychology.

1941 – Hans Berger committed suicide by hanging himself on 1st of June.