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Friedrich Ludwig Kreysig

Friedrich Ludwig Kreysig (July 7, 1770 – June 4, 1839) was a German physician born in Eilenburg.

In 1795 he received his medical doctorate from the University of Leipzig, and during the following year served as a substitute to Johann Gottfried Leonhardi (1746-1823) at the University of Wittenberg. In 1801 he became a professor of anatomy and botany at Wittenberg.

In 1803 he was appointed personal physician to Frederick Augustus, and from 1815 served in Dresden as a trainer of Saxon military doctors. Due to health reasons, he left academic work in 1822, retiring to a private practice, from which he concentrated on botanical studies.

Kreysig is largely known for his work with cardiological diseases. In 1815 he explained inflammatory processes associated with endocarditis.[1] With physician Ernst Ludwig Heim (1747-1834), the "Heim-Kreysig sign" is named, which in adherent pericardium, an in-drawing of the intercostal space occurs, synchronous with the cardiac systole.[2]

In 1828, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Kreysig died in Dresden.

Selected written works

  • Aristotelis de soni ed vocis humanae natura atque ortu theoria cum recentiorum decretis comparata, Leipzig 1793
  • De peripneumonia nervosa s. maligna commentatio, Leipzig 1796
  • Neue Darstellung der physiologischen und pathologischen Grundlehren (New representation of physiological and pathological basic teachings), Leipzig 1798-1800
  • Abhandlung über das Scharlachfieber, nebst Beschreibung einer sehr bösartigen epidemischen Frieselkrankheit, welche im Februar 1801 in Wittenberg herrschte (Essay on scarlet fever, etc.), Leipzig 1802
  • Die Krankheiten des Herzens, systematisch bearbeitet und durch eigenen Beobachtungen erläutert (Diseases of the heart, etc.), Berlin (1814-1817, four volumes)
  • System der praktischen Heilkunde, usw (System of Practical Medicine); Leipzig und Altenburg, (1818-1819, two volumes)
  • Über den Gebrauch der Mineralwässer von Karlsbad, Ems, usw (On the usage of mineral waters of Karlsbad, Ems, etc.), Leipzig 1825

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