Heinrich Lissauer (September 12, 1861 - September 21, 1891) was a German neurologist who was born in Neidenburg (today Nidzica, Poland). He studied at the Universities of Heidelberg, Berlin and Leipzig. He was a neurologist at the psychiatric hospital in Breslau, and was a one-time assistant to Carl Wernicke.
Lissauer is known for his description of the posterolateral tract of the spinal cord which was to become known as Lissauer's tract. Another eponymous term associated with Lissauer is Lissauer's paralysis, which is an apoplectic type of general paresis. He also published an influential treatise on visual agnosia, which was called Seelenblindheit in 19th century German medicine, and it roughly translates to "soul blindness". Lissauer died in Hallstadt, Germany on September 21, 1891 at the age of 30.
- Beitrag zum Faserverlauf im Hinterhorn des menschlichen Rückenmarks und zum Verhalten desselben bei Tabes Dorsalis
- Ein Fall von Seelenblindheit, nebst einem Beitrag zur Theorie derselben. In: Archiv fur Psychiatrie und. Nervenkrankheiten, Jg. 21 (1890), S. 222-270.
- Sehhügelveränderungen bei progressiver Paralyse. In: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, Jg. 16 (1890).
- This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.de:Heinrich Lissauer
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