Benno Reinhardt

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Benno Ernst Heinrich Reinhardt (May 14, 1819 - March 11, 1852) was a German physician who was a native of Neustrelitz.

In 1844 he received his doctorate from Berlin with a treatise on the symptomatology of peritonitis. In 1849 he was habilitated as a lecturer, and became an assistant at the Berlin Charité, where he replaced Rudolf Virchow (1821–1902) as prosector. Reinhardt died in 1852 at the age of 32 from tuberculosis of the lung.

Benno Reinhardt specialized in the field of pathological anatomy. In 1847 with Rudolf Virchow, he founded the Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie, und für klinische Medizin (Archives for Pathological Anatomy & Physiology & Clinical Medicine), which was later shortened to Virchow's Archiv. After Reinhardt's death, his studies on pathological anatomy were compiled and edited by Rudolf Leubuscher (1822–1861).


  • This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.