Wagner von Jauregg, Julius

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Born: Mar 07, 1857 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Doctors


1857 - Born March 7th in Wels, Austria.

 

1880 - He obtained a doctor's degree from Vienna University.

 

1887 - He worked with Maximilian Leidesdorf (head of the department of mental illnesses of the

Vienna General Hospital)

- He investigated the effects of febrile diseases on phychoses making use of erisipela and tuberculin.

 

1893 - He was hailed Extraordinary Professor of Psychiatry and Nervous Diseases.

- He became Director of the Clinic for Psychiatry and Nervous Diseases in Vienna.

 

1902 - He moved to the psychiatric clinic at the Vienna General Hospital.

 

1917 - He tried the vaccination of malaria parasites, which proved to be very successful in the case of

dementia paralytica(also called general paresis of the insane), caused by neurosyphilis.

 

1927 - He earned the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1927. 1928 - Retired from his profession but remained in good health.

 

1940 - He died 27th of September at the age of 83.

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