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Adolf Weil

Adolf Weil German pathologist and internist

German pathologist and internist
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Intro German pathologist and internist
Countries Grand Duchy of Baden German Empire
Occupations Physician Pathologist Internist Professor Educator
Gender male
Birth 7 February 1848 (Heidelberg)
Death 23 July 1916 (Wiesbaden)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Family
Father: Gustav Weil
Education Heidelberg University, University of Vienna, Frederick William University
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Adolf Weil (7 February 1848, Heidelberg – 23 July 1916, Wiesbaden) was a German physician after whom Weil's disease is named.

Weil studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg, and afterwards furthered his education in Berlin and Vienna. From 1872 to 1876 he was an assistant to Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs (1819–1885) in Berlin. In 1886, he was appointed professor of special pathology and therapy at the University of Dorpat, but resigned shortly afterwards, after contracting tuberculosis of the larynx and permanently losing his voice. Later he lived and worked in Ospitaletto, San Remo and Badenweiler, relocating to Wiesbaden in 1893, where he died in 1916.

In 1913, in collaboration with Emil Abderhalden (1877–1950) he isolated an alpha-amino acid known as norleucine. Among his written works was a treatise on the auscultation of arteries and veins, Die Auscultation der Arterien und Venen (1875), and a monograph titled Handbuch und Atlas der topographischen Percussion (Handbook and atlas of topographical percussion) (1877).

Shortly after receiving news that Weil's disease was caused by a spirochete, he died of acute hemoptysis.

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