Gabriel Anton

Gabriel Anton (1858 - 1933)

Gabriel Anton (1858 – 1933) Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist.

Significant studies of psychiatric conditions arising from damage to the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia

Neuro-psychiatrist and lead contributor to nascent neurosurgery


  • Born 28 July 1858 Saaz (Bohemia)
  • Died 3 January 1933

Medical Eponyms

  • Anton syndrome (Anton-Babinski syndrome) – in the presence of complete blindness, a persistent confabulation and denial by the patient that there is any loss of visual perception
  • Anton-von Bramannsche-Balkenstich method – in the early treatment of hydrocephalus. In collaboration with fellow surgeons Gustav von Bramann and Victor Schmieden, he proposed new clinical procedures for the treatment of hydrocephalus: the Balkenstich method and the suboccipital puncture.

Key Medical Attributions


Major Publications

  • Anton G. Über die Folgen der Raumbeengung im Schädel für das Nervensystem. Mittheilungen des Vereines der Ärzte in Steiermark 1895;32:85–90
  • Anton G. Über die Selbstwahrnehmung der Herderkrankungen des Gehirns durch den Kranken bei Rindenblindheit und Rindentaubheit. Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1899, 32: 86-127.
  • Anton G, von Bramann FG. Balkenstich bei Hydrozephalien, Tumoren und bei Epilepsie. Münch med Wschr 1908; 55:1 673–7 [Anton-von Bramannsche-Balkenstich method]
  • Anton G, Schmieden V. Der Subokzipitalstich; eine neue druckentlastende Hirnoperationsmethode. Arch Psychiat Nervenkr 1917; 58: 1–30.


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the person behind the name

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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