GOFFMANN Erich

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GOFFMANN Erich (Hoffmann Erich, 1868 — 1959) — German dermatosifilidolog. Ended Berlin un-t. Since 1904 the associate professor of skin and venereal diseases in Berlin un-those; in 1908 — 1909 professor in Halle; from 1910 to 1959 professor Bonn un-that.

E. Goffmann gained the world popularity after opening in 1905 together with F. Shaudynn of the causative agent of syphilis — a pale spirochete. Worked hard on studying of experimental syphilis, and also concerning its early treatment as salvarsan and to creation of drug with a slow resorption; offered a puncture regional limf, nodes for early diagnosis of syphilis.

E. Goffmann entered the term «ezofilaksiya» for expression of special protective function of skin (1919); for the first time [sovm, with R. Habermann, 1918] Dermatolum, forms described a row: perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens (1907), lichenoid and violent toxic melanodermit; studied a dermatofibrosarcoma and offered its name — dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. The latest works of E. Goffmann are devoted to visceral changes at a pempigus (1955), to development of vitiligo on the sites of skin adjoining to nylon (1956), to the accelerated diagnostic methods of syphilis (1957), etc. His book about treatment of skin and venereal diseases sustained 7 editions. It edited many years the Dermatologische Zeitschrift magazine.


Works: Uber Spirochaeta pallida bei Syphilis und die Unterschiede dieser Form gegen-iiber anderen Arten dieser Gattung, Berl. klin. Wschr., S. 673, 1905 (sovm, with Schau-dinn F.); Die nach inner gerichtete Schutz-und Heilwirkung der Haut (Esophylaxie) mit besonderer Berucksichtigung der Tuber-kulose, B., 1927; Morphologie und Biologie der Spirochaeta pallida, Handb. Haut-u. Geschl, - Kr., hrsg. v. J. Jadassohn, Bd 15# T. 1, V., D927; Die Behandlung der Haut-und Geschlechtskrankheiten mit kurzer Diagnostik, B., 1930.

Bibliography: Boas H. Erich Hoffmann, Acta derm. - venerol. (Stockh.), v. 39, p. 185, 1959; L o h e H. Erich Hoffmann, zum 85. Geburtstagam 25. April 1953, Derm. Wschr., Bd 127, S. 409, 1953; Memmeshei-m e of, In memoriam Erich Hoffmann * ibid., Bd 140, S. 837, 1959.

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