- Friedrich Meggendorfer
Friedrich Meggendorfer (
June 7, 1880- February 12, 1953) was a German psychiatristand neurologistwho was a native of Bad Aibling, Bavaria.
Meggendorfer was an assistant to
Emil Kraepelin(1856-1926) in Munich, and later worked at the Friedrichsberg Psychiatric Hospital in Hamburg. From 1934 to 1945 he was a professor and director of the psychiatric clinic at Erlangen. During World War Ihe was stationed in Turkey as a medical assistant.
He performed important research of
dementia, progressive paralysisand Huntington's disease, and in 1930 provided an early description of familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseasein the "Backer family" of northern Germany.
* "Gerichtliche Psychiatrie" (Judicial Psychiatry), 1931
* "Allgemeine und spezielle Therapie der Geistes und Nervenkrankheiten" (General and Special Treatment of Mental and Neurological Health), 1950
* "This article is based on a translation of an article from the Polish Wikipedia."
* [http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/66/1/213 Familial prion diseases: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and fatal insomnia]
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