Hans Kress from Kressenstein

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Hans Richard Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein - also Hans (Freiherr) von Kress - (born December 27, 1902 in Munich , † February 28, 1973 in Berlin ) was a German internist and co-founder of the Free University of Berlin .


He came from the noble family Kress von Kressenstein and was the son of the officer and later bank director Gustav Christian Walfried Freiherr Kreß von Kressenstein (1872–1956) and his wife Maria Sophie Anna, née. Petz von Lichtenhof (1877–1948). He had two siblings: Kurt Georg Wilhelm (1900–1945), later officer and general manager of the Air Force, and Sophie Amalie (1904–1955), who in 1938 her cousin Wilhelm Christoph Richard Ludwig Petz von Lichtenhof (1900–1954).

He studied in Munich and Freiburg. Since 1937 private lecturer at the Berlin Friedrich Wilhelms University (today's Humboldt University ), he was appointed full professor for internal medicine there in 1947 . A year later he was one of the founding professors of the Free University (FU) in the western part of the city, where he was the first dean of the medical faculty and from 1950 to 1952 as rector.

From 1941 he had supported Friedrich von Müller in editing the standard work Pocket Book of Medical-Clinical Diagnostics founded by Müller and Otto Seifert after Seifert's death and took over the publication after Müller's death in 1942.

Publications (selection)

  • as ed. with Alexander von Domarus : Outline of internal medicine. 1923.
  • Medicine. In: Annedore Leber (ed.): But the testimony lives on. The Jewish contribution to our life. Frankfurt am Main 1965, pp. 133–152.
  • as ed .: Müller - Seifert . Pocket book of medical-clinical diagnostics. (25 .-) 69. Edition. JF Bergmann, Munich (1942–) 1966.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Müller-Seifert. Pocket book of medical-clinical diagnostics. Edited by Hans Frhr. by Kress. 69th edition. Published by JF Bergmann, Munich 1966, p. IV f.