Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Gerstmann, Josef (1887–1969)

  • Michael R. GreherEmail author
  • Christopher H. Domen
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_617

Major Appointments

  • University of Vienna, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Vienna, Austria, 1912–1914

  • Reservespital, Austro-Hungarian Army, Innsbruk, Austria, World War I, 1917–1918

  • University of Vienna, Neurology and Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria, 1918–1930

  • Institute for Mental and Nervous Disorders, Maria Theresien Schlössel, Vienna, Austria, 1930–1938

  • Springfield State Mental Hospital, Sykesville, Maryland, USA, 1938–1940

  • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC, USA, 1940–1941

  • Neurological Institute of New York, NY, USA, 1941–1946

  • Goldwater Memorial Hospital, New York, NY, USA, 1941–1948

  • New York Postgraduate Hospital, New York, NY, USA, 1941–1949

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA, 1941–1949

  • Neurology private practice, New York, NY, USA, 1949–1969

Major Honors and Awards

  • Decorated as a medical officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army, World War I

  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of ColoradoAuroraUSA