Paul Uhle (1827-1861)

Physician (Pathologist)


Johann Paul Uhle was born in Nossen on April 17, 1827, the son of the deacon Johann Gotthelf Uhle and his wife Antonie Ferdinande Clementine Flemming.

In 1846 Uhle began studying medicine in Leipzig, where he also joined the local medical society. After completing his studies, he stayed in Leipzig, where he worked as an assistant at the Georgen Hospital from 1851 and received his doctorate in 1852. Until 1859 he was a clinical assistant at the Jacob Hospital in Leipzig. He interrupted this activity between 1856 and 1857 for a stay of several months in Egypt. In 1859 he received a full professorship in Dorpat, which he soon gave up for health reasons.

From 1860 Uhle held the professorship for special pathology at the University of Jena, where he was also director of the medical clinic. He died of tuberculosis on November 4, 1861 in Jena.

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Ignaz Franz Xaver Schömann (1807-1864)



Ignaz Franz Xaver Schömann was born in Wetzlar on May 9, 1807, the son of the jurist Franz Joseph Constantin Schömann and his wife Charlotte Reinhard. After attending grammar school in Weimar, he began studying medicine in Jena in October 1826, earning his doctorate there in 1832. He then worked as an assistant doctor at the Jena state sanatoriums. His habilitation followed in 1835. He then worked first as a private lecturer and from 1837 as an associate professor in Jena. In the course of his work at the university he gave lectures in pharmacology, surgery, bandaging techniques and ophthalmology. From 1839, Schömann was also a city and public health officer. In 1846 he was appointed full honorary professor. From April 1859 he was also director of the insane asylum in Jena.

Schömann wrote several medical textbooks, including a "Textbook of Pharmaceutics". During his life he repeatedly undertook educational journeys that took him to numerous German cities as well as to London and Paris. During a trip to Cologne, he died there on September 16, 1864 as a result of a stroke.

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