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.