Jolly, Friedrich

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Jolly, Friedrich Gender: M
born on 24 November 1844 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Heidelberg, Germany, 49n25, 8e43
Timezone LMT m8e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°58' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 22°22 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°07'

Friedrich Jolly (1898 photo)


German neurologist and psychiatrist remembered for his pioneer research of myasthenia gravis, including the electrophysiological aspects involving abnormal fatigue associated with the disease which forms the basis of Jolly's test. He is credited with coining the term myasthenia gravis pseudoparalytica for the disorder.

He was the author of an influential treatise on hypochondria and his Untersuchungen über den elektrischen Leitungswiderstand des menschlichen Körpers (1884) was fundamental to the study of electrical diagnostics.

He studied medicine at Göttingen under Georg Meissner (1829–1905), and in 1867 received his doctorate at Munich. In 1868 he became an assistant to Bernhard von Gudden (1824–1886) and Hubert von Grashey (1839–1914) at the mental institution in Werneck, and in 1870 was an assistant to Franz von Rinecker (1811–1883) at the Juliusspital in Würzburg.

In 1873 Jolly became director of the psychiatric clinic in Strassburg, where he was named as successor to Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840–1902). In 1890 he succeeded Karl Friedrich Otto Westphal (1833–1890) as director of the neuropsychiatric clinic at the Berlin Charité.

He died on 4 January 1904 in Berlin, aged 59.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Jolly's test")