Klaus Niedner

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Klaus Moritz Niedner (born August 22, 1911 in Dresden ; † January 17, 2003 in Moers ) was a German gynecologist and obstetrician .


Klaus Niedner was born as one of three sons with the help of Christian Gerhard Leopold in Dresden. He passed his Abitur in 1932 at the Dresden Kreuzschule . He studied medicine in Innsbruck and Jena . Niedner began his work as an assistant doctor in 1938 at the Institute for Pathology at the University of Jena. In 1939 he became assistant to Walther Haupt , a student of Otto von Franqué , in the specialist field of gynecology . After his death, Niedner worked under Felix von Mikulicz-Radecki and Gustav Doederlein . In 1952 he was Doederlein with a thesis on the streptococcal colonization in cervical habilitation and Extraordinary 1954 Professor appointed.

Niedner worked on the efficient and reliable collection of menstrual blood for the reliable detection of genital tuberculosis in women. To this end, he developed the hematophore , later patented under his name , a three-part collection vessel made in Lauscha from Jena glass .

After Gustav Döderlein's retirement in 1960, Klaus Niedner was appointed to succeed Wilfried Möbius as a full professor at the women's clinic at the Medical Academy in Erfurt , as he succeeded Döderlein in Jena. Niedner headed the Erfurt clinic, which he expanded considerably until he retired in 1976. Fritz Wagner was his successor .

In 1993, Niedner moved to Moers , where he lived with his son Wolfram Niedner , who is also a professor of gynecology and obstetrics. Klaus Niedner died in 2003 at the age of 91.


  • Observations on 2000 sports accidents Dissertation , Friedrich Schiller University Jena , 1939
  • About the effect of 3-fluorothyrosine on ascites tumors in mice. In: Zeitschrift für Krebsforschung 51 (1941), 159-163, doi : 10.1007 / BF01620847
  • Basics and results of sulfonamide use against carcinoma streptococci. Georg Thieme, Leipzig 1953
  • New ways of menstrual blood diagnostics with the hematophore. Zbl Gynäkol 79 (1957), 449-56, PMID 13434427
  • Klaus Niedner, Klaus Hildebrandt: Modern obstetrics and gynecology in Erfurt from its beginnings to the present. In: Contributions to the history of the University of Erfurt , 11, 1964, 251–269


In 1991, Niedner was made an honorary member of the Thuringian Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics, a regional association of the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics at the time.


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