Wernicke, Erich Arthur Emanuel

BORN 20 Apr 1859, Friedeberg, Neumark - DIED 20 May 1928, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof der Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirchengemeinde, Fürstenbrunnerweg 69-79 (D1 Git 15 (Ehrengrab))

Erich Wernicke studied medicine in Berlin and after his promotion in 1885 he became assistant to Robert Koch at the Institute of Hygiene at the University of Berlin.

In 1890 he developed an effective therapeutic serum against diphtheria together with Emil von Behring (who received the Nobel Prize in 1901). In 1896 he moved to Marburg and in 1899 he became the leader of the Institute for Hygiene at Posen. In 1921 he founded an Institure for Hygiene at Landsberg an der Warthe.


The grave of Erich Wernicke at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (29 Mar 2007)


Wertheim, Georg

Published: 10 Jun 2007
Last update: 27 Jan 2022