Philipp East

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Philipp Osten (* 1970 ) is a German medical historian . His main research interests include disease prevention , ethical issues in human genetics , patient history, the history of sleep, welfare policy and medical propaganda , photography and film in medicine, the history of orthopedics and its patients, medicine under National Socialism , hospital history and the history of pediatrics .

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Philipp Osten studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin . In 1999 he passed the state examination. After that, Osten worked at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Charité until 2003 . From 1999 to 2001 he was a member of the DFG project patient images . From 2003 to 2008, Osten worked at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Robert Bosch Foundation . In his 2004 dissertation with the title Die Modellanstalt. Through the establishment of a “modern care for cripples” 1905–1933 , he dealt with the development of care for cripples in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic . Osten was assistant at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg with Wolfgang U. Eckart . In 2014 he completed his habilitation with a paper on the history of sleep. From 2015 to 2016, Osten worked on a project on the history of health education as a fellow at the Marsilius Kolleg . Since October 1, 2017, Osten has been head of the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and is director of the Medical History Museum Hamburg . Before that, he had been provisional head of the facilities for two years.

He dealt in depth with somnambulism and clairvoyance. He published a study on this in 2014. Osten belongs to the historical commission of the German Society for Child and Adolescent Medicine . He is the deputy chairman of the Medical History Association and was secretary of the Society for the History of Science .


  • The preliminary program. Educational film / commercial film / propaganda film / unpublished film in cinemas and archives on the Upper Rhine 1900–1970. A French-German comparative study. A25 Rhinfilm, Heidelberg, Strasbourg 2015, ISBN 978-3-00-049852-7 (edited with Christian Bonah, et al.).
  • The gateway to the soul. Sleep, Somnambulism, and Clairvoyance in the Early 19th Century. Schöningh, Paderborn 2015, ISBN 3-506-77935-4 .
  • Battle Horrors - Conventions. The Red Cross and the Invention of Humanity in War. Centaurus, Freiburg 2011, ISBN 978-3-86226-045-4 (edited with Wolfgang U. Eckart).
  • The model institute. About the establishment of a “modern care for cripples” 1905–1933 (= Mabuse-Verlag Wissenschaft. Vol. 79). Mabuse-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2004, ISBN 3-935964-64-1 .

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Individual evidence

  1. New institute director starts work at the UKE , accessed on October 11, 2017.
  2. See the reviews by Sonja Kinzler in: sehepunkte 15 (2015), No. 9 [15. September 2015], ( online ); Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa in: Reports on the History of Science 38, 2015, pp. 259–260.
  3. ^ Historical commission of the DGKJ , accessed on February 23, 2017.
  4. Board of the Medical History Association , accessed on December 17, 2019.