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Alzheimer, Alois

Born: 1864 AD
Died: 1915 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Neuropathologist, Psychiatrist

1864 – Born on June 14th in Marktbreit, Bavaria. A German neuropathologist and psychiatrist. The eponym of Alzheimer’s disease.

1887 – He attended the universities of Aschaffenburg, Tübingen, Berlin, and Würzburg, where he was granted a medical degree.

1888 – Alzheimer spent 5 months accompanying a mentally ill women on a journey, before he joined the staff of the city mental asylum in Frankfurt am Main – the Städtische Irrenanstalt – headed by Emil Sioli.

1895 – He was appointed director of the Irrenanstalt continuing his research on a wide range of subjects, including clinical studies of manic depression and schizophrenia.

1902 – He was invited by Kraepelin, the ”Linnaeus of psychiatry”, to work with him in the university psychiatric clinic in Heidelberg, and thus he once more worked with Nissl.

1903 – Alzheimer accompanied Kraepelin to the university psychiatric clinic in Munich, where he was habilitated with a work on differential diagnostics in progressive paralysis.

1908 – He joined the staff of the Psychiatric Institute as ausserordentlicher (associate) professor and succeeded Robert Gaupp as director of the clinic’s anatomical laboratory.

1915 – He died on December 19th in Breslau.