Meggendorfer, Friedrich

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Meggendorfer, Friedrich Gender: M
born on 7 June 1880 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Bad Aibling, Germany, 47n52, 12e00
Timezone LMT m12e00 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°14' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°53 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°30'


German psychiatrist and neurologist whose scientific activities ranged from moral insanity and dementia to epilepsy, progressive paralysis and Huntington's disease. Additionally, he was a recognized expert in forensic psychiatry.

Meggendorfer was a pioneer in electroconvulsive therapy and introduced this treatment method in Germany in 1939. Secondary psychosis was an additional focus of his scientific work. As early as 1916 he described neurologic and psychiatric sequelae of pituitary neoplasms.

In 1930 he provided an early description of familial Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in the "Backer family" of northern Germany. The case had already been reported in 1924 by Kirschbaum, but it was Meggendorfer who showed that the subject described by Kirschbaum was a member of a large kindred.

He died on 12 February 1953 in Erlangen.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)