Karl Weigert, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Karl Weigert

German pathologist

Date of Birth: 19-Mar-1845

Place of Birth: Ziębice, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 05-Aug-1904

Profession: university teacher, pathologist, anatomist

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Karl Weigert

  • Karl Weigert, Carl Weigert (19 March 1845 in MĂĽnsterberg in Silesia – 5 August 1904 in Frankfurt am Main) was a German Jewish pathologist.
  • His nephew was Fritz Weigert and his cousin was Paul Ehrlich. He received his education at the universities of Berlin, Vienna, and Breslau, graduating in 1868.
  • After having taken part in the Franco-Prussian war as assistant surgeon, he settled in Breslau, and for the following two years, was an assistant to Heinrich Waldeyer; from 1870 to 1874 to Hermann Lebert, and then to Julius Cohnheim, who he followed to the University of Leipzig in 1878.
  • There he became an associate professor of pathology in 1879.
  • In 1884 he was appointed professor of pathological anatomy at the Senkenbergsche Stiftung in Frankfurt am Main, and received the title of "Geheimer Medizinal-Rat" in 1899.
  • He is buried in Old Jewish Cemetery, Frankfurt (Juedischer Friedhof Rat-Beil-StraĂźe).Weigert assisted Cohnheim in many of his researches, and wrote much on the staining of bacteria in microscopy.
  • In 1884 he introduced a precise method for staining myelin sheaths.
  • He is credited with the discovery of vascular tuberculosis, and was the first to demonstrate how tuberculous material could enter the bloodstream.He contributed many essays to medical journals.
  • Among his works are: "Zur Anatomie der Pocken" (Breslau, 1874). "Färbung der Bacterien mit Anilinfarben" (ib.
  • 1875). "Nephritis" (Leipzig, 1879). "Fibrinfärbung" (1886). "Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Normalen Menschlichen Neuroglia" (Frankfort am Main, 1895). "Elastische Fasern" (ib.
  • 1898).

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