Bier, August Karl Gustav
Born: Nov 24, 1861 AD
Died: 1949 AD, at 87 years of age.
1861 - August Karl Gustav Bier was born on the 24th of November in Helsen, which is near Arolsen in the Dukedom of Waldeck. German pioneer of spinal anaesthesia.
- Bier became a professor at the Charité in Berlin.
1881 - He made his "Abitur" on the "Alte Landesschule" (Old School of the State Waldeck) in Korbach, the capital of Waldeck.
1889 - He became professor and began his career in Kiel.
- There he made experiments with his assistants and on himself with a solution of cocaine he injected into the spinal channel.
1898 - Performed the first planned spinal aneasthetic on his assistant, Dr. Hildebrandt.
- Bier pioneered the use of intravenous procaine analgesia. He also introduced the "tin helmet" into the German Army in World War One.
- He invented spinal anesthesiology and he implemented lumbar anesthesiology at the University-hospital at Kiel.
1908 - Pioneered the use of intravenous procaine analgesia.
1936 - He promoted callisthenics and the "Studiengemeinschaft für tierärztliche Homöopathie" [Study Group for Veterinary Homeopathy], founded to investigate the alleged systemic effects of homeopathic drugs.
1949 - He died on the 12th of March in Sauen, Brandenburg.
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