Hieronymus Friedrich Philipp Hensler

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Hieronymus Friedrich Philipp Hensler (born August 10, 1766 in Segeberg ; † June 21, 1793 ) was a German doctor and lecturer in medicine.

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Hieronymus Friedrich Philipp Hensler was a son of the physician Philipp Gabriel Hensler and his wife Christiana Lucia, née Kramer. He had the brother Christian Gotthilf Hensler and two sisters. He studied medicine at the University of Kiel from 1785 and was awarded a Dr. med. PhD. From the summer semester of 1791 up to and including the summer semester of 1792 he taught theoretical and practical obstetrics as a private lecturer at the Medical Faculty of Kiel University. From 1792 he worked as the personal physician of the Duke of Augustenburg Friedrich Christian II.

During Hensler's time, obstetrics broke away from surgery and established itself as an independent discipline. As a result, new maternity institutions were set up at many universities where students and midwives could study, for example in Göttingen in 1751 . The University of Kiel, however, was not considered progressive in this regard. Hensler's father Philipp Gabriel quickly played a leading role in modernizing teaching at the educational institution.

Hieronymus Friedrich Philipp Hensler supported his father in his plans. In his dissertation from 1790 he presented the advantages of practical obstetrics lessons with the use of a model. From the summer semester of 1791 he announced such practical exercises for the first time. His teaching activity ended a little later due to his early death.

Hensler was married to Beata Wiebke Dorothe (Dore) Behrens (* 1770 in Marne ), Siegfried Behrens' eldest sister .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Entry in the Kiel directory of scholars


  • Helga Lefèvre: Hensler, Hieronymus Friedrich Philipp. In: Olaf Klose (Ed.): Schleswig-Holsteinisches Biographisches Lexikon. Volume 4. Karl Wachholtz, Neumünster 1976, ISBN 3-529-02644-1 , pp. 104-105.