Bing, Paul Robert

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Bing, Paul Robert Gender: M
born on 8 May 1878 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°21' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°58 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 01°42'


Swiss neurologist remembered for Bing's sign (or Bing's reflex), a clinical sign in which pricking the dorsum of the foot or toe with a pin causes extension of the great toe. It is seen in patients with pyramidal tract lesions of the lower limbs.

Robert Bing studied medicine at the University of Basel until 1902, and also trained in Frankfurt am Main, Paris, London and Berlin. He worked as a neurologist in Basel, becoming Lecturer at the University of Basel in 1907, and Professor of neurology in 1932. He wrote a neurology textbook and published many papers; his main area of research was on the spinocerebellar tract. He also published work on cluster headache.

He died on 15 March 1956 in Basel.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°1381 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 42/323: "Morgens um drei Uhr" (three o'clock in the morning). English Wikipedia incorrectly has 5 May.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Medical)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Bing's sign)