August Breisky

Professor August Breisky (March 25, 1832, Klattau (Klatovy), Bohemia (now Czech Republic) – May 25, 1889)

He studied medicine in Prague. M.D. degree in 1855. Ordinary Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to the Surgical School of Salzburg in 1866. Ordinary Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Medical Faculty of Berne (1867-1874). Ordinary professor of obstetrics and gynæcology in Prague (1874-1886). His first work there was to introduce the strict practice of antiseptic principles. From October 1886 professor of the second obstetrical clinic at the Vienna General Hospital

Breisky was the first physician to describe kraurosis vulvae.

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