Hebra, ferdinand of

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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(¤ 1816, † 1880) Dermatologist. Studied medicine in Vienna, graduated in January 1841. On 1.3.1841 assistant at the VII. Internal Department in the Vienna General Hospital under Joseph Skoda. There he was entrusted with the "rash room" (scabies department). In 1845 he was appointed senior (ordaining) physician of the department. 1848 Primarius. 1849 (in parallel with Carl Ludwig Sigmund) Extraordinarius for skin diseases and head of the university dermatological clinic. Among other things, Hebra dealt in great detail with scabies and its causative agent. Hebra is considered the most important German-speaking dermatologist in the middle of the 19th century. He was the founder of the Viennese dermatological school. In 1845 followed his writing on the classification of skin diseases. His Atlas of Skin Diseases appeared in 10 editions between 1856-1876.

He also published the seminal work Atlas of Skin Diseases, which was considered one of the most comprehensive works in the field at the time. This appeared in 10 editions between 1856-1876. 1860 clinical characterization of erythema nodosum; 1866 first description of erythema exsudativum multiforme. Further pioneering descriptions or first descriptions of the following diseases: Lichen scrophulosorum, Lichen ruber (planus), Rhinoscleroma, Impetigo herpetiformis, Eczema marginatum. Differentiation and exact definition of: prurigo, pityriasis rubra (pilaris), xanthoma planum and tuberosum.

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  1. Hebra F(1856) Atlas of skin diseases. Kaiserl Akad d Wissenschaften, Vienna
  2. Hebra F (1845) Systema morborum cutaneorum. Überreuter, Vienna


Last updated on: 03.09.2023