Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld

Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld (16 October 1843 in Alsleben – 25 May 1929 in Marburg) was a German obstetrician and gynecologist.

Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld
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Born(1843-10-16)16 October 1843
Died19 December 1915(1915-12-19) (aged 51)
EducationUniversity of Greifswald, University of Leipzig
Medical career
ProfessionGynecologist, Obstetrician

From 1863 to 1867 he studied medicine at the universities of Greifswald and Leipzig, where he was a pupil of Carl Siegmund Franz Credé. In 1868 he received his doctorate with the dissertation-thesis "Über Zerreissung der Schamfuge während der Geburt".[1] In 1873 he obtained his habilitation for obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Leipzig, and in 1877 attained the title of associate professor. In 1881 he became a full professor at the University of Giessen, then two years later relocated to Marburg as director of the university Frauenklinik and school for midwives.[2][3]

Associated termsEdit

  • "Ahlfeld's method": A term formerly used for disinfection of the hands using hot water and alcohol.[4]
  • "Alfeld's sign": Irregular uterine contraction after the third month of pregnancy.[5]

Selected worksEdit

  • Die Technik der Schwangerenuntersuchung, 1873 – The technique of pregnancy investigation.
  • Lehrbuch der Geburtshilfe zur wissenschaftlichen und praktischen Ausbildung, (1874, 2nd edition 1898) – Textbook of obstetrics for scientific and practical training.
  • Die Missbildungen des Menschen; eine systematische Darstellung der beim Menschen angeboren vorkommenden Missbildungen und Erklärung ihrer Entstehungsweise (2 parts, 1880–82) – Malformations of humans; a systematic presentation of congenital malformations occurring in humans and explanations of their mode of origin.
  • Abwartende Methode oder Credéscher Handgriff, 1888 – Wait-and-see approach or Crede's maneuver.
  • Die Desinfection der Hand des Geburtshelfers und Chirurgen, 1901 – Disinfection of the hands for the obstetrician and surgeon.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld - bibliography at Who Named It
  2. ^ Ahlfeld, Johann Friedrich In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Band 1, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1953, ISBN 3-428-00182-6, S. 111
  3. ^ Prof. Dr. med. Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld Professorenkatalog der Universität Leipzig
  4. ^ Ahlfeld’s method Medical-dictionary / The Free Dictionary.
  5. ^ Ahlfeld's sign I at Who Named It
  6. ^ Most widely held works by Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld WorldCat Identities