Georg Benno Gruber

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Georg Benno Gruber (born February 22, 1884 in Giesing ; † July 20, 1977 ) was a German pathologist.


Gruber was born the son of a general practitioner. After receiving his doctorate in Munich in 1909 under the direction of Friedrich von Müller and Erich Meyer , Gruber spent his apprenticeship years with the pathologists Otto von Bollinger , Siegfried Oberndorfer , Hermann Dürck and Paul Ernst and with the hygienist Max von Gruber . From 1913 to 1917 Gruber was an assistant to Hans Chiari in Strasbourg. He completed his habilitation there with a thesis "On the histology and pathogenesis of circumscribed muscle ossification". During the First World War, Gruber was assigned to the Heidelberg pathologist Paul Ernst as a military assistant doctor.

From Heidelberg, Gruber took over the management of the pathological institute of the municipal hospitals in Mainz. In 1923 he accepted an appointment as full professor at the University of Innsbruck . From there he came to Göttingen in 1928 as the successor to Eduard Kaufmann (1860–1931), where he worked as director of the Pathological Institute until his retirement in 1946. Gruber became a member of the SA in 1933. In 1935 he was elected a full member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences .



Individual evidence

  1. ^ Richard Weikart: Review of Mattulat, Martin, Medical Ethics in a Historical Perspective: On the Change in Medical Moral Concepts in the Work of Georg Benno Gruber (1884–1977) . H-German, H-Net Reviews. January, 2009
  2. Holger Krahnke: The members of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen 1751-2001 (= Treatises of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, Philological-Historical Class. Volume 3, Vol. 246 = Treatises of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, Mathematical-Physical Class. Episode 3, vol. 50). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2001, ISBN 3-525-82516-1 , p. 98.