Bracht, Erich

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Bracht, Erich Gender: M
Franz Eugen Erich Bracht
born on 5 July 1882 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°05' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°51 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 22°21'

Erich Bracht


German pathologist and gynaecologist, remembered for "Bracht-Wachter bodies" and the "Bracht manoeuvre" (first described in 1935), a breech delivery that allows for delivery of the infant with minimum interference.

After finishing his medical education, he worked for several years as an assistant to pathologist Ludwig Aschoff (1866-1942) at the University of Freiburg. Later on, he focused on obstetrics and gynaecology, working as an assistant gynaecologist in Heidelberg, Kiel (under Hermann Johannes Pfannenstiel 1862-1909) and Berlin. In 1922 he became an associate professor at the University of Berlin and eventually director of the Charité Frauenklinik. Following World War II he served as a consultant of gynaecology and obstetrics during the American occupation of Berlin.

While at Freiburg, Bracht made important contributions involving the pathological study of rheumatic myocarditis. With Hermann Julius Gustav Wächter, he described the eponymous "Bracht-Wachter bodies", defined as myocardial microabscesses seen in the presence of bacterial endocarditis.

He died on 2 May 1969, aged 86, in Spandau.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives. Death data in margin. English Wikipedia has 5 June in error.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Gynaecologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pathologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Bracht-Wachter bodies")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Bracht manoeuvre")