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Významný moravský lékař Josef Steiner von Pfungen (1767-1836)

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Title in English Important Moravian physician Josef Steiner von Pfungen (1767-1836)


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference 9. mezinárodní sympozium z dějin medicíny, farmacie a veterinární medicíny
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Faculty of Medicine

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Josef Steiner von Pfungen; medical care at 18th and 19th century;
Description The paper deals with the Brno physician Josef Steiner von Pfungen (1767 to 1836). Steiner came to Brno from Vyškov in 1799. He took over supervising six hospitals after the Battle of Austerlitz and attended to patients tirelessly. The Emperor Francis I awarded him the degree of imperial councellor for this in 1808. He was engaged to civil service then, at first as the physician of the United Charitable Institute for the Poor in Brno. He became its director later. He was appointed to the office of the Moravian-Silesian protomedic in 1824. He directed the health service of entire Moravia from this position . Steiner was a versatile personality. He devoted himself to literature and drama. He took interest in meteorology, was a member of many foreign professional societies. His medical care was famous according to contemporary reports, he excelled in compassion, composure, and foresight.
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