Cannstadt, Karl Friedrich
CANNSTADT, KARL FRIEDRICH
CANNSTADT, KARL FRIEDRICH (1807–1850), German physician. Cannstadt was born in Regensburg. His monograph on a cholera outbreak in Paris led to his being invited to establish a cholera hospital for the Belgian government. In 1844 he was appointed professor of internal medicine at Erlangen University. His Handbuch des medizinischen Klinik (1841) shows him to have been one of the first to substitute clinical observation for speculative natural philosophy. Another no table work was Die Krankheiten des hoeheren Alters und ihre Heilung (1839), and from 1841 he edited the Jahresbericht ue er die Fortschritte der gesamten Medizin in allen Laendern.