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Vienna – A Doctor’s Guide

15 walking tours through Vienna’s medical history

Regal, Wolfgang, Nanut, Michael

2007, X, 190 p. With numerous illus. in color.

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  • Offers 15 historic walks through old medical Vienna
  • Includes many little-known details and anecdotes
  • The book is richly illustrated
  • Provides gourmet tips for the short trip

"The streets of Vienna are paved with history of medicine" the famous Viennese writer and journalist Karl Kraus could have said. In fact, the attentive visitor can’t move through the city without being reminded by all the street names, historical buildings, monuments or memorial stones that Vienna has been a capital of medicine, attracting students and doctors.

This city guide is written for all visitors to this fascinating city who are interested in the history of medicine. 15 walks through the city show the reader the traces of the old medical Vienna: the Fools’ Tower, Freud’s private practice and apartment, the workplaces of many famous physicians, through the old General Hospital, the old university, and the most important pathological museums. Many little-known details and anecdotes are included as well as a short history of Vienna and some gourmet tips, plus the famous Viennese coffee shops for relaxing.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Buildings - Fool's Tower - Freud - General Hospital - Museum - Physician - Vienna - city guide

Related subjects » Medicine - Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Contents A very brief history of Viennese medicine Tour 1: From the old university to Stephansplatz Tour 2: From Stephansplatz through the inner city Tour 3: Around the Ring. Along the Ringstrasse, around the inner city Tour 4: Through the Old General Hospital Tour 5: The New General Hospital and the “New Clinics” Tour 6: The White City and Lemoniberg Tour 7: Billroth Hosue, society of physicans Tour 8: Vienna Central Cemetery Tour 9: Pharmacy in bloom. Botanical Gardens of the University of Vienna Tour 10: Art Collections of the Belvedere Tour 11: Schönbrunn Tour 12: Monument to a dream Tour 13: The muscle man and the wax Venus Tour 14: No. 19 Berggasse. A Visit to the archaeologist of the soul Tour 15: The Narrenturm. Unique in both medical and architectural terms Museum tours Register of Persons

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