Schüffner, Wilhelm

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Schüffner, Wilhelm Gender: M
Wilhelm August Paul Schüffner
born on 2 January 1867 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Gernsheim, Germany, 49n44, 8e29
Timezone LMT m8e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°31' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°13 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 18°43'


German-Dutch professor of microbiology and immunology, known for discovering the peculiar clefts in Plasmodium vivax‐infected red blood cells.

Schüffner worked from 1897 to 1923 in the Dutch East Indies, where he researched malaria. He was the chief physician of the Senembah-Maatschappij and campaigned for better living and working conditions for the plantation workers.

With these improvements on plantations in Deli on North Sumatra, he showed that improved hygiene contained the spread of malaria. During his investigations on the malaria pathogen, he observed that the pathogen increased the red blood cells and abbasste and thus coined the term "Schüffner-Tüpfelung."

In 1916 he became a hygienic adviser to the colonial government of Dutch India.

On 18 May 1926, he was inducted into the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. In 1935 Schüffner became a member of the Leopoldina.

He died on 24 December 1949 in Hilversum, aged 82.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2145 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Schüffner-Tüpfelung")