Martin Gumpert

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Martin S Gumpert (November 12, 1897 – April 18, 1955) was a Jewish German-born American physician and writer.

In 1936, he went to America. In 1942, he became a US citizen. Gumpert provided the German author Thomas Mann with information about the course of the disease of syphilis. Mann used this information in writing his Faust novel, Doktor Faustus: das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde. (Cited by Gunilla Bergsten in Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus (University of Chicago Press, 1963, p. 57.)

Literary works[edit]

  • Hahnemann Biographie, 1934
  • Das Leben für die Idee, 1935
  • Dunant: The Story of the Red Cross, 1938 (translated by Whittaker Chambers[1])
  • Hell in Paradise, 1939
  • Heil Hunger!, 1940
  • You are younger than you think, 1944
  • First Papers" 1945 Preface by Thomas Mann, Dell, Sloan & Pearce, New York
  • Hahnemann; The Adventurous Career of a Medical Rebel" 1945, LB Fischer, New York
  • Birthday, 1947
  • The Anatomy of Happiness, 1951, McGraw-Hill
  • You and Your Doctor, 1952, Bobbs-Merrill


  1. ^ Chambers, Whittaker (1952). Witness. Random House. pp. 508. ISBN 0-89526-571-0.

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