Paula Julie Elisabeth Hertwig (1889 – 1993) was a German biologist and geneticist.
In the course of her scientific career Hertwig belonged to multiple faculties. During her Berlin days (until 1946) she worked in research at the Medical Faculty with a university teaching position; in the Faculty of Philosophy in Berlin becoming the first woman to receive ‘Habilitation’ (1919); in the Faculty of Agriculture (for 25 years she worked in an agricultural institute of genetics).
In 1946 Paula Hertwig took up the chair in biology in the Faculty of Medicine, the Martin Luther University in Halle, the first woman on the Board of the faculty. Elected a member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina and of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences.
Eponymously remembered fro her description of Hertwig-Weyers syndrome in 1942
- Born October 11, 1889 in Berlin
- 1916 – Doctorate in Zoology from the University of Berlin
- University professor and researcher at the Institut für Vererbungsforschung (institute for research on inheritance) in Berlin
- Died 1993
Hertwig-Weyers syndrome (1942, 1957)
Congenital disorder associating ulnar and digital aplasia with ankylosis of the elbow, cleft palate and renal and sternal abnormalities.
- Hertwig P. Sechs neue Mutationen bei der Hausmaus in ihrer Bedeutung für allgemeine Vererbungsfragen. Zeitschrift für menschliche Vererbungs- und Konstitutionslehre, 1942; 26: 1-21. [Hertwig-Weyers syndrome]
- Paula Hertwig (1889-1983). Mujeres de Ciencias, 2006
- Gerstengarbe S. Paula Hertwig – Genetikerin im 20. Jahrhundert. Eine Spurensuche. 2012
- Paula Hertwig: A radiant intellect. Epigenesys
- Gerstengarbe S. Die Genetikerin Paula Hertwig. BIOspektrum
- Bibliography. Hertwig, Paula. WorldCat Identities
the person behind the name
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