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Vienna - A Doctor's Guide

15 walking tours through Vienna's medical history

von: Wolfgang Regal, Michael Nanut

35,69 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 13.12.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9783211489529
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 189

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This guide is for all visitors to Vienna who are interested in the history of medicine. 15 walks through the city reveal 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. Little-known details and anecdotes are included as well as a short history of Vienna and some gourmet tips.
This guide offers 15 walks through the old medical Vienna: Freud’s private practice and apartment, the workplaces of famous physicians, the old General Hospital, and more. Little-known details and anecdotes are included as well as a short history and some gourmet tips.
Vienna – medically. One can look at Vienna from this perspective, too. There are traces to be found almost everywhere in the city, as not all that long ago Vienna was, from the viewpoint of medical history, regarded as the "Mecca of Medicine". This book describes a total of 15 walking tours through old medical Vienna. Naturally, these tours are concentrated on the inner city and the ninth district; the former was once the heart of mediaeval Vienna while the Allgemeines Krankenhaus (General Hospital) was established in Alsergrund, as the ninth district is known. However, a number of tours lead visitors outside the city and reveal Vienna from a more hidden perspective, as they lie somewhat outside the beaten tourist path and so have their own special attraction. Finding one’s way around this book – and hopefully also around Vienna – is easy. Having decided on your tour you can orient yourself according to the respective overview map. But, as man doth not live by medicine alone, there are also a number of notes on art history and a list of good cafés and restaurants. This allows the experiences to be digested in an appropriately Viennese way. A separate museum tour is devoted to museums without fixed opening hours, which contain special collections that exist only in Vienna.
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
WOLFGANG REGAL and MICHAEL NANUT work as specialists in the areas of anesthesiology and critical care in a Viennese intensive care unit.
Many unknown details and anecdotes
Richly illustrated
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.

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