Ferdinand Karewski

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Ferdinand Karewski (1858-1923)

Ferdinand Karewski (November 5, 1858 – October 31, 1923) was a German surgeon born in Stettin.

He studied medicine in Berlin, where one of his instructors was James Israel (1848–1926). He worked as a surgeon at the Jewish Hospital (Jüdischen Krankenhaus) in Berlin as an assistant, and later as director of the policlinic. He is remembered for experiments involving the effects of puerperal secretions.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Untersuchung über die Einwirkung auf den puerperaler Secrete thierischen organismus, (1882)
  • Die chirurgischen Krankheiten des Kindesalters, (1894)


  1. ^ [1] The Medical times and gazette