The Encyclopedia Americana (1906)/Mundé, Paul Fortunatus

Mundé, mŭn'dā, Paul Fortunatus, American gynecologist: b. Dresden, Saxony, 7 Sept. 1846; d. New York 7 Feb. 1902. After coming to the United States in 1849 he attended the Boston Latin school and then studied medicine at Yale. He left before completing his course, entering the Union army as medical cadet in 1864. He was afterward graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1866, and went to Germany, where he enlisted in the Bavarian army. He was decorated by the emperor with the Iron Cross for heroism in saving the lives of patients from a burning hospital near Paris. After devoting himself to study and practice in hospitals in Berlin, Heidelberg, Paris, London, and Edinburgh, he took up his residence in New York in 1873, and practised obstetrics and gynecology. He was appointed professor at Dartmouth Medical College, and in the New York Polyclinic in 1882. He edited (1874-92) the 'American Journal of Obstetrics,' and was president of the American Gynecological Society in 1897-8. Among his works are: 'Obstetric Palpitation' (1880); 'Minor Surgical Gynecology' (1880); 'Appendix to the Midwifery of Cazeaux and Tamier' (1884); 'Pregnancy and the Puerperal State' (1887); and 'Diseases of Women' (1891).