Oberst, Maximilian

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Oberst, Maximilian Gender: M
born on 6 October 1849 at 20:45 (= 8:45 PM )
Place Regensburg, Germany, 49n01, 12e06
Timezone LMT m12e06 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°26' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°15 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 26°48'

Maximilian Oberst


German physician and surgeon credited for introducing a method of block anesthesia ("Oberst-block") for use in minor surgery of the finger. In 1882 he published Die Amputationen unter dem Einflusse der antiseptischen Behandlung ("Amputations under the influence of antiseptic treatment").

He studied medicine in Munich, and from 1874 to 1877 was an assistant in the surgical department at a hospital in Augsburg. From 1877 he worked as an assistant to Richard von Volkmann at Halle, obtaining his habilitation in 1881. In 1884 he became an assistant professor at the University of Halle, and from 1894 to 1920 was director and chief physician at the Krankenhaus Bergmannstrost in Halle. In 1919 he attained the title of professor ordinarius (full professor).

He died on 18 November 1925 in Halle, aged 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medico-scientific)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Oberst-block")