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August 10, 1963


JAMA. 1963;185(6):535. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060060133024

Henoch, of Henoch-Schönlein's purpura and pupil of Schönlein, was born in Berlin and received his doctor's degree at the University in 1843. He remained in the capital city, beginning his academic career as assistant in the neurological clinic of his famous uncle Moritz H. Romberg. Henoch was a gentle physician, a wise clinician, and a gifted teacher. These qualities were recognized and rewarded by his appointment, at the age of 40, to the professorship in the University and to the headship of the pediatric polyclinic in the Royal Charité Hospital. As the leading children's physician of Germany and the writer of the authoritative texts of his specialty, the honorable title "Geheimrat" was bestowed on him. The standard treatises were held in high regard by his countrymen and were translated so that other physicians might profit from his professional wisdom and clinical experience.

The description of the first case of nonthrombocytopenic

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