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December 19, 1931

VIENNA

JAMA. 1931;97(25):1905-1906. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730250063029

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Abstract

Sudden Deaths of Eminent Physicians  During the past week, several eminent members of the medical profession in Vienna have died suddenly. First, Dr. Foramitti succumbed to a cerebral hemorrhage in a taxicab. He was the director of the Austrian ministry of health, also the Austrian delegate to the international health commission of the League of Nations, and the head of the hospital administration of our republic. His death, at the age of 58, is a great loss for the public health administration in our country.The second death was that of Prof. Dr. Constantin Economo, the widely known investigator in neurology and brain research. This versatile scientist died in the midst of active service. He was the founder of the recently established laboratory for brain research in Vienna. In 1917 he became known throughout the world through his first published comprehensive description of epidemic encephalitis, which he observed in soldiers

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