Sonnenburg, Eduard

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Sonnenburg, Eduard Gender: M
born on 3 November 1848 at 16:45 (= 4:45 PM )
Place Bremen, Germany, 53n04, 8e49
Timezone LMT m8e49 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°24' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°39 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 23°18'


German surgeon whose name is associated with "Sonnenberg's sign", an indicator defined as bloody leukocytosis seen in appendicitis with localized peritonitis.

After receiving his medical doctorate in 1872, he spent several years as an assistant to Georg Albert Lücke at the surgical clinic in Strassburg. In 1876 he qualified as a lecturer of surgery at the university. In 1880 he relocated to Berlin, where he worked under Bernhard von Langenbeck and Ernst von Bergmann.

In 1883 he became an associate professor at the University of Berlin, and in 1890 was appointed director of the surgical department at the Krankenhaus Moabit. In 1913 he became an honorary full professor at the university.

He was a founding member in 1886 of the Freie Vereinigung der Chirurgen Berlins (Free Association of Berlin Surgeons), an organization known today as the Berliner Chirurgische Gesellschaft.

He was a son-in-law of neurologist Carl Friedrich Otto Westphal. He died on 25 May 1915 in Bad Wildungen.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2174 [1].


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Sonnenberg's sign")