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Joachim Frey was the son of the pharmacologist Ernst Frey and his wife Käthe, née Freund. After completing his high school career, he completed a medical degree at the Universities of Rostock and Munich. He spent his internship at the Medical University Clinic of the University of Göttingen, where he received his doctorate in 1932. med. received his doctorate . In 1935 he moved to the Medical University Clinic in Freiburg, where he received his habilitation in 1939 and then initially worked as a private lecturer .
At the beginning of the Nazi era , he joined the SA in 1933 . From 1937 he belonged to the NSDAP and in 1942 he became a member of the Nazi lecturers' association . During the Second World War he was also involved in air force research ( experimental studies on gravitational collapse as well as studies on improving altitude stability by staying in a pressure chamber ).
After the end of the war, Frey stayed in Freiburg, where he worked as an adjunct professor from 1949. There he was involved in the reconstruction and modernization of the medical university clinic. As a successor to Max Gänsslen, Frey was appointed to the internist chair at the University of Frankfurt am Main in 1960, where he was director of the 2nd Medical University Clinic. Frey retired in 1972 . Frey then moved to Upper Bavaria, where he continued to practice as a doctor, and returned to Freiburg in 1980. He was married to Hildegard, nee Horn. The couple had two children.
In an obituary, Frey's areas of interest were particularly questions about hemodynamics and blood circulation. The clinician was later considered a specialist in kidney disease.
- Respiratory diseases. In: Ludwig Heilmeyer (ed.): Textbook of internal medicine. Springer-Verlag, Berlin / Göttingen / Heidelberg 1955; 2nd edition, ibid. 1961, pp. 599-746.
- Diseases of the kidneys, the water and salt balance, the urinary tract and the male sexual organs. In: Ludwig Heilmeyer (ed.): Textbook of internal medicine. Springer-Verlag, Berlin / Göttingen / Heidelberg 1955; 2nd edition, ibid. 1961, pp. 893-996.
- August Ludwig Degener, Walter Habel: Who is who? The German Who's Who, Volume 16. Arani, Berlin 1970, ISBN 3-7605-2007-3 , p. 317.
- Ernst Klee : The dictionary of persons on the Third Reich . Who was what before and after 1945 . 2nd Edition. Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8 .
- Bernhard Schlegel (Ed.): Negotiations of the German Society for Internal Medicine: 89th Congress, held in Wiesbaden from 10. – 14. April 1983 , JF Bergmann Verlag, Munich 1983, ISBN 978-3-8070-0335-1 .
- Who is who? The German Who's Who , Volume 16, Berlin 1970, p. 317.
- Obituary for Joachim Frey. In: Negotiations of the German Society for Internal Medicine: 89th Congress, held in Wiesbaden from 10. – 14. April 1983 , Munich 1983, p. 36
- Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Third Reich , Frankfurt am Main 2007, p. 165
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Frey, Joachim Max Wilhelm (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German internist and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 11, 1905|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Jena|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 1, 1983|
|Place of death||Freiburg in Breisgau|