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Pediatric Biographies
December 1934

ANDREAS RITTER VON HÜTTENBRENNER 1842-1905: A NOTE ON THE HISTORY OF PYELITIS

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(6):1367-1368. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960190187018
Abstract

Andreas Ritter von Hüttenbrenner was born on Jan. 2, 1842, in the old university town of Graz, but he went to Vienna to study and was graduated there in 1865. He then served as an assistant to Wiederhofer in the University Children's Clinic and in 1875 was qualified to lecture on pediatrics. In 1879 he took charge of the Karolinen-Kinderspital. He wrote chiefly on pediatrics and pathologic anatomy, and his volume on the diseases of children, "Lehrbuch der Kinderheilkunde," which appeared in Vienna in 1876, is full of sound sense and careful observations. A second edition was issued in 1888. Von Hüttenbrenner contributed many articles to the Zeitschrift für Heilkunde and was one of its staff. Little is recorded concerning his life in the sources accessible to me. He died in May 1905.

His chief and perhaps only claim to recognition in pediatric history is the fact that he was

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