Uwe Henrik Peters

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Uwe Henrik Peters (born June 21, 1930 in Kiel ) is a German psychiatrist and neurologist .


Peters received his doctorate in 1957 from Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and qualified as a professor in 1965 in neurology and psychiatry. In 1969 he became a full professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and was director of the mental hospital at Cologne University from 1979 to 1996 . From 1991 to 1994 he was President and Vice President of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology . Peters was Adjunct Professor for German Literature at Cornell University in Ithaca , New York . In his numerous publications, he has also worked in the border area between medicine and the humanities, for example in works about the madness of Hölderlin and that of Robert Schumann .

His daughter Caroline Peters is an actress.

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