Rainer Fritz Lick

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Rainer Fritz Lick (born August 8, 1931 in Würzburg ; † August 20, 1982 ) was a German surgeon and university professor. He was instrumental in establishing the emergency nature of the city of Munich involved. Until his death he was chief physician of the 1st surgical clinic, chief medical director of the Coburg rural hospital, academic teaching hospital of the University of Würzburg.


Rainer F. Lick grew up in Würzburg until the city was destroyed in 1945 . Together with his mother and three siblings, he fled to neighboring Marktbreit , where he graduated from high school in 1950. In the 1950/51 winter semester he began studying human medicine, psychology and philosophy at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg , which he completed with the medical state examination.

Also in 1956 he was awarded the title “To the knowledge of parungual fibromas (so-called Koenen tumors)”. med. PhD.

Not without having to fight against resistance, Lick was involved with the graduate engineer Heinrich Schläfer ( Fire Department Munich ) in Munich in setting up an emergency doctor service that was implemented on March 30, 1966. The basis for this were agreements between Fritz Holle, the director of the surgical polyclinic at the University of Munich, and the chief fire director Karl Seegerer regarding the interaction between doctor and technician at the scene of the accident. Lick was commissioned by Holle to look after the entire medical area of ​​the first "Munich Emergency Doctor Service" that resulted from this.

On August 20, 1982, Lick died unexpectedly.



  • with Heinrich Schläfer: accident rescue. Medicine and technology . Schattauer, Stuttgart / New York 1973, ISBN 978-3-7945-0326-1 ; 2nd, revised and expanded edition, ibid 1985, ISBN 3-7945-0626-X .
  • Surgical operation guide in one volume . Schattauer 1976, ISBN 978-3-7945-0410-7 .
  • Color atlas for visual diagnosis in general medicine . Schattauer 1977, ISBN 978-3-7945-0580-7 .
  • Primary care for accident victims. Schattauer, Stuttgart / New York 1978.
  • Fighting Infection in Surgery . Schattauer 1979, ISBN 978-3-7945-0656-9 .
  • Intensive surgical treatment. Schattauer, Stuttgart / New York 1979, ISBN 978-3-7945-0608-8 .
  • Color Atlas of Surgery . Schattauer, 1979, ISBN 978-3-7945-0634-7 .
    • Color Atlas of Surgical Diagnosis. Saunders, Philadelphia / London / Toronto 1980.
  • Historical description of the Prussian knife eater . Bergmann + Mayr, 1979, ISBN 978-3-922096-02-3 .


  • About the vitamin A absorption test after gastric resection of the Billroth II type - Langenbeck's archive for clinical surgery.
  • A contribution to the diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia of the bone system (Jaffé-Lichtenstein-Uehlinger). A radiological and pathological-anatomical study . RöFo advances in the field of X-rays and imaging processes 97 (1962) https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1055 / s-0029-1227045.
  • Investigations into the problem of bacterial contamination of the surgical site and surgical wound in laparotomies - Langenbeck's archive for clinical surgery (1963)
  • with W. Hart - The importance of floor pH-metry for gastric surgery - Langenbeck's archive for clinical surgery (1963)
  • with F. Holle and W. Hart - Gastric Secretion And Gastric Surgery - DMW-German Medical Weekly No. 11 (1964)
  • with W. Brückner and A. Schellenberger - hyperparathyroidism and gastroduodenal ulcer - Langenbeck's archive for clinical surgery (1964)
  • with W. Hart and K. Bennewitz - Postoperative jejunitis after gastric resections - Langenbeck's Archive for Clinical Surgery (1965)
  • with L. Schreiner and W. Brückner - Animal experiments on the problem of wound healing after the use of methyl-2-cyanoacrylate - Langenbeck's archive for clinical surgery (1965)
  • with H. Welsch, W. Hart, D. Balser, and K. Bennewit - On the biological effect of the active component (tetrapeptide) of synthetic gastrin (secretion studies at Heidenhain-Pouch) - Langenbeck's archive for clinical surgery (1966)
  • with W. Brückner and O. Beck - Histomorphological studies on the healing of wounds glued in animal experiments - Langenbeck's Archives of Clinical Chirurgi e (1966)
  • Animal experiments on alloplastic trachea replacement after continuity resection - Langenbeck's archive for clinical surgery (1968)
  • with W. Hart, KH Welsch, W. Brückner, I. Klempa, FJ Schützler, D. Balser - The local-antral acid inhibition of the stomach and its relationship to the superordinate vagal antrum innervation - Journal for all of experimental medicine including experimental surgery (1968)
  • with H. Heymann, D. Balser, H. Büchner, W. Hart, F. Holle, I. Klempa, K.-H. Welsch - Methodology and clinic of the form and function-oriented operations of the gastro-duodenal ulcer - DMW-German Medical Weekly (1968)
  • The electrical accident - Langenbeck's archive for surgery (1969)
  • with K. Walter, E. Schulz, H. Wulf - Accidental injuries, a computer analysis of forensic and clinical data - Langenbeck's Archive for Surgery (1974)
  • with J. Rehn, - accident rescue. First measures at the accident site and in the hospital - Langenbeck's Archive for Surgery (1975)


  • Rainer F. Lick, Heinrich Schläfer: Accident rescue. Medicine and technology . Schattauer, Stuttgart / New York 1973, ISBN 978-3-7945-0326-1 ; 2nd, revised and expanded edition, ibid 1985, ISBN 3-7945-0626-X , pp. V – VIII.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Thomas Steininger: The development of the emergency medical services in the city and region of Munich . 2009.
  2. ^ New York Academy of Medicine Collection of International Medical Theses . University of North Carolina , Health Sciences Library, listing of titles, page 50 (German)
  3. ^ Rainer F. Lick, Heinrich Schläfer: Accident rescue. Medicine and technology. 1985, pp. V-VIII.