Wagner-Jauregg, Julius, 1857-1940

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Julius von Wagner-Jauregg, 1857-1940, was an Austrian psychiatrist who spent the bulk of his career as director of Vienna's Psychiatric and Neurological Clinic. One of his basic areas of research was the treatment of general paresis. After noting that psychiatric patients often experienced partial or full recovery after contracting a febrile disease, Wagner-Jauregg concentrated on finding a fever-based treatment that would be effective against syphilis-induced general paresis. Experimentation in 1917 on paralytic patients with tertian malaria proved effective and his fever-therapy was systematically developed for paresis treatment. For his part in the treatment's development, Wagner-Jauregg received the Nobel prize in 1927.

From the description of Julius von Wagner-Jauregg draft of article Spirochätenbefunde bei mit Malaria behandelten Paralytikern, 1926. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14317941

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referencedIn Weiss, Edoardo, 1889-1970. Edoardo Weiss papers, 1919-1970. Library of Congress
creatorOf Wagner-Jauregg, Julius von, 1857-1940. Julius von Wagner-Jauregg draft of article Spirochätenbefunde bei mit Malaria behandelten Paralytikern, 1926. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf [Julius von Wagner-Jauregg, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Eissler, K. R. (Kurt Robert), 1908-1999. K.R. Eissler papers, 1907-1991 (bulk 1950-1988). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1900-1983 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Kauders, Walter, 1889-1985. Walter Kauders papers, 1911-1953. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Eissler, K. R. (Kurt Robert), 1908-1999. person
associatedWith Gerstmann, Josef, 1887- person
associatedWith Helene (Rosenbach) Deutsch person
associatedWith Kauders, Walter, 1889-1985. person
correspondedWith Weiss, Edoardo, 1889-1970. person
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Hyperthermia, Induced


Birth 1857-03-07

Death 1940-09-27




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