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Ernst Julius Gurlt

Ernst Julius Gurlt

German parasitologist
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German parasitologist
Countries Germany
Occupations Surgeon Medical historian Educator
Gender male
Birth September 13, 1825 (Berlin)
Death January 9, 1899 (Berlin)
Father: Ernst Friedrich Gurlt
The details

Ernst Julius Gurlt (September 13, 1825 - January 9, 1899) was a German surgeon born in Berlin. He was the son of veterinarian Ernst Friedrich Gurlt (1794–1882).
He studied medicine in Berlin, where he later became an assistant to Bernhard von Langenbeck. In 1853 he received his habilitation for surgery, becoming an associate professor in 1862 at the University of Berlin. He gained battle-related surgical experience during the First Schleswig War (1848), Second Schleswig War (1864), Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870/71).
Gurlt specialized in the treatment and research of bone and joint injuries. He is remembered for studies conducted in the field of medical statistics.

Written works

He was the author of an excellent three-volume work on the history of surgery, (Geschichte der Chirurgie und ihre Ausübung, 1898), that was acclaimed for its thoroughness.

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