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




the person behind the name

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM 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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