Ludwig August Struve

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Ludwig August Struve (* 18th August 1795 in Altona , † April 17 . Jul / 29. April  1828 greg. In Tartu ) was a German physician .


Struve was the son of the educator Jacob Struve and brother of the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve and the philologist Karl Ludwig Struve .

Struve studied medicine at the University of Dorpat and the University of Cologne . He successfully completed this course in 1815 with a doctorate to become a Dr. med. & chir. from. As such, he then settled in Altona as a general practitioner. By 1823 he moved his practice to Wilster and Elmshorn .

In 1820 Struve was accepted as a corresponding member of the Danish Medical Society. In 1820 Struve advanced to professor of therapy and was appointed director of the Dorpat University Clinic. Because of his services, the tsar appointed him Russian court advisor.

Ludwig August Struve died on April 29, 1828 in Dorpat at the age of 33.


  • About the leprosy disease of Holstein, generally called the marching disease there. A contribution to the knowledge of pseudosyphilitic evils. Hammerich, Altona 1820.
  • About diet, withdrawal and starvation cure in rooted, chronic, namely syphilitic and pseudosyphilitic diseases. A contribution to the therapy of chronic diseases. Hammerich, Altona 1822.
  • Commentatio de phlegmasia alba dolente, quindecim observationes practicas continens. Laupp, Tübingen 1825.
  • About the knowledge and curacus of acute and chronic diseases. Hartmann, Riga 1827.
  • Historical report on the achievements of the medical clinic of the imperial university in Dorpat from its opening in 1804 to the end of 1826. Memorandum of the medical faculty for the twenty-five-year foundation celebration of the imperial university in Dorpat. Schünmann, Dorpat 1827.
  • Synopsis morborum cutaneorum secundum classes, genera, species et varietates. Overview of skin diseases according to their classes, genera, species and varieties. Reimer, Berlin 1829.


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Individual evidence

  1. Entry in the burial register of St. John's Church in Dorpat (Estonian: Tartu Jaani kirik)