Georg Hohmann

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Georg Hohmann (born February 28, 1880 in Eisenach , † October 5, 1970 in Bergen (Chiemgau) ) was a German orthopedist and university professor .


Georg Hohmann was the son of the businessman Louis Hohmann (1843–1922) and Ida Hohmann (1853–1931), née Neumann. He studied medicine at the University of Jena , the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich , the Friedrich Wilhelms University in Berlin and the Julius Maximilians University in Würzburg . In Würzburg, he was in 1903 the state exam and received his doctorate he became Dr. med.

In Munich he was assistant doctor and senior physician with Fritz Lange . From 1910 he ran his own medical practice . During the First World War , together with Franz Schede , who called him “Master of Operative Technology”, he set up the first “rehabilitation” center for disabled people . In 1918 he completed his habilitation in Munich. In December 1918 he became the first chairman of the newly founded German Democratic Party and a member of the Bavarian state parliament . He was considered a supporter of Friedrich Naumann (1860–1919), who died the following year, and an opinion leader of left-wing liberalism .

Since 1926 associate professor in Munich , he followed the call of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in 1930 to its chair for orthopedics. At the same time he became director of the Orthopedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim . 1937 Hohmann took over the chairmanship of the Association German Orthopedic Society (DOG). Appointed rector for the academic year 1945/46 , he achieved the reopening of the university. In April 1946 he switched to the chair in Munich. There he was elected rector for the academic year 1946/47 and remains so until October 1953. In 1950 the DOG recognized his work with an honorary membership. He was also awarded the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1953 . He retired in 1950 , but headed the chair and the clinic until 1954.

Georg Hohmann was married twice and died at the age of 91.


In addition to his scientific and excellent medical work, Georg Hohmann was considered an excellent teacher for his assistants and students as well as a designer for the entire orthopedics in technology, physiotherapy , massage and orthopedic shoemaking , which he used sensibly for treatment.

“Rest and movement” were the basis of his medical practice. Hohmann dealt with the whole person, their environment and their social situation. Georg Hohmann was shaped by Friedrich Naumann , who already fascinated him as a student and who knew how to shape his social feelings alongside national and progressive thoughts. Even after he had finally retired in Bergen, specialist books, visits to congresses, lectures and scientific papers show his untiring potential. In 1939 Hohmann was elected a member of the Leopoldina . Since 1982 the German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (formerly DOG) has awarded the Georg Hohmann plaque to people who have made a special contribution to the development of German orthopedics.

From 1958 to 1967 he was a member of the board of trustees of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom . He was an honorary member of the board until his death.

Pfennigparade Foundation

Initiated by Georg Hohmann, a citizens' initiative in favor of polio-paralyzed people was founded in 1950 . This is registered as an association two years later and develops into the Pfennigparade Foundation with today (2015) a rehabilitation center for physically handicapped people, thirteen non-profit subsidiaries and a support association.


Other works

  • Foot and leg, their disease and its treatment. 1923, 5th edition 1951
  • Orthopedic gymnastics, an exercise book. 1933, 3rd edition 1956, with Lina Jegel-Stumpf
  • Orthopedic apparatus and bandages. In: Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 1936, 2nd edition 1938
  • with Karl Giuliani: Orthopedic technology . 1941, 4th edition 1958
  • Orthopedics. A study guide . 1947
  • Hand and arm, their diseases and their treatment . 1949
  • A doctor experiences his time . 1954
  • with Matthias Hackenbroch and Kurt Lindemann (eds.): Handbook of Orthopedics . 4 volumes, 1957–1961


  • Eduard Güntz: In: FAZ , November 2, 1970
  • Matthias Hackenbroch: In: Journal for Orthopedics and their border areas , 108, 1971, p. 550
  • Matthias Hackenbroch: German Medical Weekly , 96, 1971, p. 558
  • Eduard Güntz:  Hohmann, Georg. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 9, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1972, ISBN 3-428-00190-7 , p. 507 f. ( Digitized version ).
  • Udo Benzenhöfer : The University Medicine in Frankfurt am Main from 1914 to 2014 . Kontur, Münster 2014. pp. 92, 155, 159, 163.
  • Cornelia Rabe: The Frankfurt time (1930 to 1946) of the orthopedic surgeon Georg Hohmann . Frankfurt a. M., Univ., Diss., 2014.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m Georg Hohmann (1880–1970). In: Retrieved November 20, 2015 .
  2. Dissertation: Study on pouring fever .
  3. Habilitation thesis: The pseudarthroses and the joint joints caused by bone defects .
  4. ^ A b c Petrus Müller: German Democratic Party in Bavaria (DDP). In: Historical Lexicon of Bavaria . January 8, 2007, accessed September 17, 2018 .
  5. a b Hohmann, Georg in the German biography
  6. Home: Honorary Members. German Orthopedic Society, accessed on November 20, 2015 .
  7. ↑ Directory of Members. German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, accessed on November 20, 2015 .
  8. Pfennigparade - About us. In: Retrieved November 20, 2015 .