Alois Alzheimer

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Aloysius Alzheimer (also known as Alois Alzheimer; ; ; June 14, 1864 – December 19, 1915) was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin.wikipedia
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Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer is credited with identifying the first published case of "presenile dementia", which Kraepelin would later identify as Alzheimer's disease.
It was first described by, and later named after, German psychiatrist and pathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906.

Marktbreit

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Aloysius Alzheimer was born in Marktbreit, Bavaria on June 14, 1864, the son of Anna Johanna Barbara Sabina and Eduard Román Alzheimer.
Marktbreit is the birthplace of Alois Alzheimer who first identified the symptoms of what is now known as Alzheimer's Disease.

Emil Kraepelin

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Aloysius Alzheimer (also known as Alois Alzheimer; ; ; June 14, 1864 – December 19, 1915) was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin.
As a colleague of Alois Alzheimer, he was a co-discoverer of Alzheimer's disease, and his laboratory discovered its pathological basis.

Franz Nissl

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Another neurologist, Franz Nissl, began to work in the same asylum with Alzheimer.
In Frankfurt Nissl became acquainted with Alois Alzheimer, and they collaborated over seven years.

University of Tübingen

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After graduating with Abitur in 1883, Alzheimer studied medicine at University of Berlin, University of Tübingen, and University of Würzburg.

Auguste Deter

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In 1901, Alzheimer observed a patient at the Frankfurt asylum named Auguste Deter.
There, she was examined by Dr. Alois Alzheimer.

Frankfurt Main Cemetery

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He was buried on December 23, 1915 next to his wife in the Hauptfriedhof in Frankfurt am Main.

Aschaffenburg

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The Alzheimers moved to Aschaffenburg when Alois was still young in order to give their children an opportunity to attend the Royal Humanistic Gymnasium.

Oskar Fischer

Oskar Fischer was a fellow German psychiatrist, 12 years Alzheimer's junior, who reported 12 cases of senile dementia in 1907 around the time that Alzheimer published his short paper summarizing his lecture.
This school was one of the two neuropathological schools (the other one was in Munich headed by Emil Kraepelin where Alois Alzheimer worked) framed Alzheimer's disease through emprical discoveries.

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Solomon Carter Fuller

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American Solomon Carter Fuller gave a report similar to that of Alzheimer at a lecture five months before Alzheimer.
He pursued further research at the psychiatric clinic of the University of Munich, Germany, studying under Emil Kraepelin and Alois Alzheimer.

Wrocław

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He died of heart failure on December 19, 1915 at age 51, in Breslau, Silesia (present-day Wrocław, Poland).
From 1912, the head of the University's Department of Psychiatry and director of the Clinic of Psychiatry (Königlich Psychiatrischen und Nervenklinik) was Alois Alzheimer and, that same year, professor William Stern introduced the concept of IQ.

Gaetano Perusini

He was the pupil and colleague of Alois Alzheimer and contributed to the definition of Alzheimer's disease.

Neuropathology

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Aloysius Alzheimer (also known as Alois Alzheimer; ; ; June 14, 1864 – December 19, 1915) was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin.
Alois Alzheimer, the person after whom Alzheimer's disease is named, is considered an important early contributor to the field.

German Empire

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Aloysius Alzheimer (also known as Alois Alzheimer; ; ; June 14, 1864 – December 19, 1915) was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin.

Psychiatrist

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Aloysius Alzheimer (also known as Alois Alzheimer; ; ; June 14, 1864 – December 19, 1915) was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin.

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Aloysius Alzheimer was born in Marktbreit, Bavaria on June 14, 1864, the son of Anna Johanna Barbara Sabina and Eduard Román Alzheimer.

Notary public

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His father served in the office of notary public in the family's hometown.

Abitur

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After graduating with Abitur in 1883, Alzheimer studied medicine at University of Berlin, University of Tübingen, and University of Würzburg.

University of Würzburg

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After graduating with Abitur in 1883, Alzheimer studied medicine at University of Berlin, University of Tübingen, and University of Würzburg.

Studentenverbindung

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In his final year at university, he was a member of a fencing fraternity, and even received a fine for disturbing the peace while out with his team.

Doctor of Medicine

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In 1887, Alois Alzheimer graduated from Würzburg as Doctor of Medicine.

Frankfurt

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The following year, he spent five months assisting mentally ill women before he took an office in the city mental asylum in Frankfurt am Main, the Städtische Anstalt für Irre und Epileptische (Asylum for Lunatics and Epileptics).

Habilitation

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In 1904, Alzheimer completed his Habilitation at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he was appointed as a professor in 1908.

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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In 1904, Alzheimer completed his Habilitation at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he was appointed as a professor in 1908.