Alfred Bannwarth

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Alfred Bannwarth
Born 1903
Munich, Germany
Died 1969
Nationality German
Known for Bannwarth's syndrome

Alfred Bannwarth (1903 – 1970) was a German neurologist who is credited for first reporting lymphocytic meningoradiculitis.[1]


Early life and education[edit]

After first studying music, Bannwarth studied medicine in Munich, Germany, and later became an assistant to German neurologist Max Nonne in Hamburg.[1]

Military service[edit]

Bannwarth enlisted as a military doctor in the German military in 1945. During his service, he was stationed in the valley of Lake Tegern, where he was captured by American soldiers and held prisoner until June 1946.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hippius, Hanns; Möller, Hans-Jürgen; Neundörfer-Kohl, Gabriele (2007-12-31). The University Department of Psychiatry in Munich: From Kraepelin and his predecessors to molecular psychiatry. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9783540740179. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Chronische lymphocytäre Meningitis, entzündliche Polyneuritis und "Rheumatismus". Ein beitrag zum Problem "Allergie und Nervensystem". Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1941, 113: 284-376.
  • Zur Klinik und Pathogenese der "chronischen lymphocytären Meningitis". Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1944, 117: 161-185, 682-716.

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