Orth, Johannes

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Orth, Johannes Gender: M
born on 14 January 1847 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Wallmerod, Germany, 50n29, 7e56
Timezone LMT m7e56 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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Johannes Orth


German pathologist who specialized in the study of infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis and endocarditis. In 1875, he documented an account involving an autopsy of a jaundiced infant with intense yellow staining of the basal ganglia, hippocampus, the third ventricle, as well as parts of the cerebellum. However, it wouldn't be until the early 20th century that this condition would be further comprehended. In 1903, pathologist Christian Georg Schmorl (1861-1932) presented the results of 120 autopsies of jaundiced infants, with six of the cases having the staining phenomena described by Orth. Schmorl coined the term "kernicterus" (jaundice of the basal ganglia) for the yellow staining phenomenon.

Orth studied medicine at the universities of Heidelberg, Würzburg and Bonn, receiving his habilitation in 1872 while an assistant to Eduard von Rindfleisch at Bonn. Afterwards, he served as an assistant under Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902) in Berlin. In 1878 he became a professor at the University of Göttingen, and in 1902, following the death of Virchow, he returned to Berlin as director of the clinic of pathology.

He died on 13 January 1923 in Berlin, aged 75.

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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pathologist)