Feldberg, Wilhelm

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Feldberg, Wilhelm Gender: M
Wilhelm Siegmund Feldberg
born on 19 November 1900 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°23' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 25°49'

Wilhelm Feldberg (1990)
photo: Unknown authorUnknown author, license cc-by-sa-4.0


German-British physiologist and biologist whose career was ended due to the use of severe cruelty during animal research experiments in his lab.

In 1990 two animal rights activists gained access to his lab on the pretence of writing a biography and filming an educational video. Their claims were printed in The Independent. An investigation by the Medical Research Council found that some breaches of regulations had occurred. While these may not have been Feldberg's fault, he was deemed responsible and his Home Office Project Licence was revoked. One of the animal rights activists involved, Melody MacDonald, detailed her claims in her 1994 book Caught in the Act: The Feldberg Investigation.

These revelations came when Feldberg was 89 years old. These experiments took place at the National Institute for Medical Research laboratories, Mill Hill, in London, which relate to the functions and decisions of the Home Department. These experiments took place between 1989 and 1990.

Wilhelm Feldberg died in London on 23 October 1993 at age 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology