Wilhelm Ebstein

Wilhelm Ebstein (1836 – 1912) was a Polish-German physician.

Best known for Ebstein anomaly (1866); Pel-Ebstein fever (1887) and for proposing a low-carbohydrate high-fat diet to treat obesity


  • Born 27 November 1836, Jauer, Prussian Silesia
  • Died 22 October 1912, Göttingen

Medical Eponyms

Ebstein anomoly (1866)
Pel-Ebstein fever (1885, 1887)

Key Medical Contributions

Major Publications

Historical reviews



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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