Georg N. Koskinas

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Georg Koskinas

Georg N. Koskinas (1 December 1885 – 8 July 1975) was a Greek neurologist-psychiatrist. He was born on 1 December 1885 in Geraki, near Sparta.[1][2] He studied medicine at the University of Athens, graduating in 1910, and trained as a resident in the Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology of Aiginiteion Hospital under Michel Catsaras, a student of Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893).

Career[edit]

Between 1916 and 1927 he worked at the University of Vienna in neuropathology and neuroanatomy. At the Neurological Institute, his mentors in neuropathology were Heinrich Obersteiner (1847-1922) and Otto Marburg (1874-1948). In 1925 Koskinas published, with neurologist Constantin von Economo (1876-1931), the monumental Cytoarchitektonik der Hirnrinde des erwachsenen Menschen[3] (Cytoarchitectonics of the Adult Human Cerebral Cortex[4]).

His collaboration with neuropathologist Ernst Sträussler (1872-1959)[5] in the Psychiatric Clinic headed by Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857-1940) lead to several histopathological publications related to the malaria therapy of dementia paralytica or general paresis of the insane, a complication of tertiary syphilis.[6][7][8][9]

Following his repatriation to Greece in 1927, he founded private clinics and practised psychiatry and neurology in Kifissia, a northern Athenian suburb.

Death[edit]

Georg N. Koskinas died on 8 July 1975 in Athens at the age of 89.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Triarhou, L.C. (2005) Georg N. Koskinas (1885-1975) and his scientific contributions to the normal and pathological anatomy of the human brain. Brain Research Bulletin 68: 121-139.
  2. ^ Triarhou, L.C. (2006) Pioneers in Neurology: Georg N. Koskinas (1885-1975). Journal of Neurology 253: 1377-1378.
  3. ^ Economo, C. von, Koskinas, G.N. (1925) Die Cytoarchitektonik der Hirnrinde des erwachsenen Menschen. Textband und Atlas. Springer, Wien.
  4. ^ Economo, C. von, Koskinas, G.N. (2008) Atlas of Cytoarchitectonics of the Adult Human Cerebral Cortex. Karger, Basel.
  5. ^ Triarhou, L.C. (2007) Pioneers in Neurology: Ernst Sträussler (1872-1959). Journal of Neurology 254: 1466-1467.
  6. ^ Sträussler, E., Koskinas, G. (1923) Über den Einfluß der Malariabehandlung der progressiven Paralyse auf den histologischen Prozeß. Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 73: 783-787.
  7. ^ Sträussler, E., Koskinas, G. (1925) Weitere Untersuchungen über den Einfluß der Malariabehandlung der progressiven Paralyse auf den histopathologischen Prozeß. Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie 97: 176-191.
  8. ^ Sträussler, E., Koskinas, G. (1926) Über „kolloide“, „hyaline“ Degeneration und über „Koagulationsnekrose“ im Gehirn. Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie 100: 344-374.
  9. ^ Sträussler, E., Koskinas, G. (1926) Über den spongiösen Rindenschwund, den Status spongiosus und die laminären Hirnrindenprozesse. Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie 105: 55-71.