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Bremer, Ludwig (1844–1914)

Ludwig Bremer, medical educator of St. Louis, died of heart disease April 12, 1914, at Dresden, Germany, where he had made his home with his wife and daughter for four years. He was a native of Blankenburg, Germany, where he was born January 5, 1844. His education was received in the Eisleben Gymnasium and in Berlin. Coming to the United States in 1865 he taught school in Glasgow, Missouri, and graduated from the St. Louis Medical College in 1870, becoming resident physician at the Quarantine Hospital. He then practised in Carondelet and Belleville, Illinois, until 1880, when he returned to Europe and studied medicine for three years at Strasburg, Zurich and Paris.

On his return to St. Louis in 1883 he began to write for the medical journals, and in 1886 was appointed to the chair of physiology and pathology in the Missouri Medical College, a position he held for five years.

He wrote on histology, hematology, pathology and neurology, in his practice giving particular attention to the last specialty. He wrote, also, several papers on the chemical method of diagnosing diabetes. A list of his writings is to be found in the Surgeon General's Catalogue at Washington, D. C.

Weekly Bull. St. Louis Med. Soc., May 7, 1914, vol. viii, 251–252.