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Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra

  Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra was an Austrian physician and dermatologist, b. September 7, 1816, in Brno, Moravia; d. August 5, 1880 in Vienna, Austria. He is known as the founder of the New Vienna School of Dermatology, an important group of physicians who set the basis for modern dermatology.

Ferdinand von Hebra graduated in medicine in 1841 at the University of Vienna. He was influenced by Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, one of the founders of modern pathological anatomy.

Ferdinand von Hebra wrote one of the most influential books on dermatology of all times, the Atlas der Hautkrankeiten, with phenomenal illustrations by two of the leading medical illustrators of Austria, Anton Elfinger (1821-1864) and Carl Heitzmann (1836-1896).



  • Note regarding personal names: Ritter is a title, translated approximately as Knight, not a first or middle name. There is no equivalent female form.
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