Eduard Heinrich Henoch

Eduard Heinrich Henoch (1820 – 1910)

Eduard Heinrich Henoch (1820 – 1910) was a German Paediatrician.

Student of Johann Lukas Schönlein, he extended the clinical features of childhood purpura and is eponymously affiliated with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

  • Born 16 June 1820 Berlin, Germany
  • 1843 – MD; Doctoral dissertation ‘De atrophia cerebri
  • 1844 – Assistant at the Berlin University Policlinic run by his Uncle, Moritz Heinirich Romberg
  • 1849 – he completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine, however, began working and publishing in Paediatrics before that time
  • 1860 – he opened his Kinderklinik, a children’s outpatient clinic in Berlin
  • 1868 – Described the association between abdominal pain and non-thrombocytopenic purpura, whereas his professor, Johann Lukas Schonlein, described the association between non-thrombocytopenic purpura and arthritis. The combination of the findings are now known as Henoch-Schonlein Purpura or IgA vasculitis
  • 1872 to 1893 – Henoch was director of the clinic for children’s diseases at the Berlin Charite, the first children’s hospital in Germany, which was founded in 1830
  • 1889 – received the Rothe Adlerorden, a medal of high distinction
  • Died 25 August 1910 Dresden, Germany

Medical Eponyms


Date of death not formally confirmed. Published articles include date of death as 28th August; 25th August and the BMJ obituary is 26th August…

Major Publications


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