Christian Probst

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Christian Probst (born December 7, 1935 in Munich ; † January 3, 1994 in Bad Tölz ) was a German medical historian and sociologist .


Probst studied medicine , medieval and modern history as well as philosophy at the universities of Würzburg , Montpellier , Berlin , Vienna , Göttingen and Münster . In 1961 he was awarded a Dr. med. and in 1969 at the University of Göttingen as Dr. phil. PhD. In 1971 he was at the Medical Faculty of the University of Muenster habilitation . From 1972 he taught first as a scientific adviser and later as an associate professor in the history of medicine and medical sociology at the Technical University of Munich .

From 1974 to 1986 he was chairman of the Society for Fraternity History Research . He was a long-time member of the CSU .

Publications (selection)

  • Two unknown letters from the surgeon Heinrich von Pfalzpaint from 1453. In: Sudhoff's archive. Volume 50, 1966, pp. 69-78.
  • Johann Bernhard Wilbrand (1779–1846) and the physiology of romanticism. In: Sudhoff's archive. Volume 50, 1966, pp. 157-178.
  • The hospital system in the high and late Middle Ages and the spiritual and social position of the sick. In: Sudhoff's archive. Volume 50, 1966, pp. 246-258.
  • Heinrich von Pfalzpaint . In: Klemens Wieser (Ed.): Eight Centuries of German Orders. Godesberg 1967, pp. 229-238.
  • The Teutonic Order and its medical system in Prussia. Hospital, firm and doctor until 1525. Scientific archive, Bad Godesberg 1969 (= sources and studies on the history of the Teutonic Order. Volume 29); Reprint: Elwert, Marburg 1994, ISBN 3-7708-1038-4 (reprint of the 1969 edition). Also philosophical dissertation, University of Göttingen, 1969.
  • The path of medical knowledge at the bedside. Hermann Boerhaave and the older Viennese medical school (= Sudhoffs archive . Supplement 15). Steiner, Wiesbaden 1973 (habilitation thesis, University of Münster, 1971; only volume 1: 1701–1787 published).
  • Better to die Bavarian. The Bavarian popular uprising in 1705 and 1706. Süddeutscher Verlag, Munich 1978, ISBN 3-7991-5970-3 .
  • Christianity and Greens. What connects and divides. A comparative comparison. Kirchheim, Munich 1987; 2nd edition 1988, ISBN 3-87410-029-4 .
  • Traveling healers and drug dealers. Medicine from Marktplatz and Landstrasse. Rosenheimer, Rosenheim 1992, ISBN 3-475-52719-7 .
  • The old German oak mistletoe tract in a Baier text testimony from the late 18th century. In: Josef Domes, Werner E. Gerabek , Bernhard Dietrich Haage, Christoph Weißer, Volker Zimmermann (eds.): Light of nature. Medicine in specialist literature and poetry. Festschrift for Gundolf Keil on his 60th birthday. Kümmerle, Göppingen 1994 (= Göppinger Arbeit zur Germanistik , 585), ISBN 3-87452-829-4 , pp. 293-305.


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