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October 22, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(17):1440. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690170064024

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Necrology  Two more eminent medical research workers of Germany, Professors Gruber and Penzoldt, have died. Gruber's work in the field of hygiene had become recognized beyond the boundaries of Germany. In 1902, he was called from Vienna, as the successor of Pettenkofer, to the directorship of the Hygienic Institute in Munich. His chief researches are in the domain of bacteriology. His name is inseparably connected with the phenomenon of agglutination.The name of Penzoldt is also known, chiefly owing to his Handbuch der gesamten Therapie, a work of several volumes, which he published in collaboration with Stintzing, and which is now reappearing in a fourth edition. His publications lie partly in the field of pharmacology, one of which is a text-book. His clinical researches were devoted particularly to pathology of the stomach, but also to pulmonary tuberculosis. In 1889 he contracted pulmonary tuberculosis himself. His advanced age (78) is evidence

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