Eckstein, Albert

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Eckstein, Albert Gender: M
born on 9 February 1891 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Ulm, Germany, 48n24, 10e0
Timezone LMT m10e0 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°41' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°07 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°34'


German-Jewish pediatrician and university lecturer who worked and published in the disciplines of physiology and anatomy.

According to the Nuremberg laws, which discriminated against Jews, Eckstein was dismissed in Düsseldorf in 1935 under "most shameful circumstances". With his family, he moved to Ankara that year, where the new University of Ankara sought German professors. Since there was no regular pediatric clinic, Eckstein built polyclinics. Eckstein knew the Turkish language so well that he wrote a Turkish textbook. He was also known as a photographer of Turkish rural life.

In the post-war period, Eckstein was offered four West German chairs - Freiburg, Gießen, Munich and Würzburg - which he declined.

He died of a heart attack on 18 July 1950 in Hamburg, aged 59. His son Herbert Eckstein became a children's neurologist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (University lecturer)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Pediatrician)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction