Max Nonne (1861-1959): Founder of the Hamburg school of neurologists

Praxis für Nervenheilkunde, Freiburg, Germany

Max Nonne was one of the most important German clinical neurologists in the first decades of the 20th century. He founded the first independent department of clinical neurology in Germany (in 1896) and was the "father of the Hamburg school of neurologists". His scientific interests lay especially in the fields of neurosyphilis and liquor diagnosis, to which he made important contributions. His position against the "traumatic diagnosis" of H. Oppenheim and for an independent neurologic discipline also became very influential. Nonne's academic pupils became numerous and received important clinical positions as heads of departments or teachers themselves.

Session IV -- Poster Session 1
Friday, 15 June 2001, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) and
Eighth Meeting of the European Club for the History of Neurology (ECHN)

Cologne, Germany