By Wolfgang Regal
''The streets of Vienna are paved with heritage of medicine,'' the well-known Viennese author and journalist Karl Kraus can have stated. in reality, an attentive customer can’t go through the town with out being reminded by way of the entire road names, historic constructions, monuments or memorial stones that Vienna has been a capital of drugs the place scholars and medical professionals from worldwide got here to learn.
This urban advisor is intended for the entire viewers of this interesting urban, who're attracted to the historical past of medication. 15 walks during the urban express the reader the strains of the previous clinical Vienna: the Fools’ Tower, Freud’s inner most perform and condo, the places of work of many recognized physicians, during the previous common clinic, the previous collage, or crucial pathological museums. Many unknown information and anecdotes are integrated in addition to a brief historical past of Vienna and a few connoisseur guidance and the well-known Viennese espresso outlets for enjoyable.
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The seat of the Medical University Clinic at the time was the freestanding building in the first courtyard known as the "Stöckl" building. Here, on the sec- Stöckl, former University Clinic. 57 Vienna – A Doctor's Guide Medical School show much interest in the problems of poverty and issues of social medicine. It was only as a consequence of the industrial revolution that the ideas of Johann Peter Frank were revived. He is today regarded as the founder of prophylactic medicine, social medicine and hygiene.
Hall (Rathaus) dominates the broad expanse of Rathausplatz. Shortly after the Burgtheater stop the tram travels past the famous Café Landmann, which Sigmund Freud, like many other wellknown figures from the world of art and politics, liked to frequent. Just past the park on the left is the main build- ing of the New University that was opened in 1884. The so-called faculty pictures by Gustav Klimt that were intended for the Festsaal (ceremonial hall) provoked such a heated response – the painting "Medicine", which today exists only as a copy in the Leopoldmuseum in the Museumsquartier (the original was Main building of the New University, Hall of Fame.
Naschmarkt If you wish to end this tour with a culinary highpoint, it is worth your while to visit the Vienna Naschmarkt only a short distance away. If we wish to continue our focus on medical history the most fitting way to reach the Naschmarkt is by going up Operngasse, which lies to the west of the Opera House. Here the name of the pharmacy at the corner of Operngasse and Nibelungengasse recalls the former Heiligengeistspital (Holy Ghost Hospital) that was then outside the city walls. In this hospital on 12 February 1404 the first anatomical dissection of a corpse in German-speaking Europe was carried out.
Vienna - A Doctor's Guide: 15 walking tours through Vienna's medical history by Wolfgang Regal