MÜLLER, Reinhold Franz Gustav

MÜLLER, Reinhold Franz Gustav. Berlin 16.4.1882 — Einsiedel bei Chemnitz 2.2.1966. German (East) Indologist and Physician. Son of a schoolteacher, grew up in Berlin. In 1902-07 studies of medicine at Berlin and Innsbruck, then Assistant at Greifswald until 1911. Dr.med. 1909 Greifswald. From 1912 practice in internal medicine in Gerstetten, Schwäbisch Alb. During the war served as senior surgeon and chief physician in a hospital. After the war he had a practice in Chemnitz until 1926. From 1926 Beamteter Artzt (Bezirkfürsorgeartzt für Chemnitz-Land), retired in 1950. In 1836 Reg. Med.-Rat, 1939 member of the Leopoldina Academy, 1942 Sudhoff-Plakette. From 1942 PD (Med.) at Leipzig. In 1953 title of Professor für Geschichte der Medizin.

RM was a self-taught Sanskritist and historian of medicine. He started his historical and philological studies in the 1920s with Central Asian ethnology and medicine, but soon found the Āyurveda which kept his interest for the rest of his life.

Publications: hab.diss. (med.) Grundlagen altindischer Medizin. 100 p. Nova Acta Leopoldina 74. Halle 1942.

– “Die Krankheits- und Heilgottheiten des lamaismus”, Anthropos 22, 1927, 956-991.

Sinneslehre altindischer Medizin. 23 p. Nova Acta Leop. 100. Halle 1944; Manas und der Geist altindischer Medizin. 39 p. Ibid. 108. 1952; Altindische Embryologie. 52 p. Ibid. 115. 1955; Eigenwertungen in altindischer Medizin. 132 p. Ibid. 138. 1958; Grundsätze altindischer Medizin. 163 p. Acta historica scient. nat. et medic. 8. 1951.

more than 100 articles, mainly on the history of Indian medicine, in ZDMG, WZKS, JRAS, ArO, Sudhoffs Archiv, AM, Janus, Forsch. u. Fortschr., MIO, RHMA, Sprache, Centaurus, RSO, etc., e.g.:

– “Die Medizin im Ṛg-Veda”, AM 6, 1930, 315-376; “Die Harnruhr der Alt-Inder”, Sudhoffs Archiv 25, 1952, 1-42; “Über begriffliche Bewertungen altindischer Ärtzte”, MIO 4, 1956, 368-410.

– “Wörterheft zu einigen Ausdrücken indischer Medizin”, MIO 8, 1961-63, 64-159.

– “Eine Wind-Lehre der Bheḷasaṁhitā”, WZKS 6, 1962, 29-39; “Über das Herabsteigen des Keimes (zum Embriologie-Beginn im Śārīrasthāna vom Aṣṭāṅgasaṁgraha des Vāgbhaṭa”, MIO 8, 1961-63, 409-424; “Medizin­geschichtliche Bemerkungen zum Agni-Purāṇa”, ArO 31, 1963, 378-397; “Ärztliche Lehren im Agni-Purāṇa”, RO 28:1, 1964, 127-134.

– “Zu den “Fremdling im Ṛgveda””, WZKS 10, 1966, 1-5.

Sources: brief note in IIJ 3, 1959, 320; R. Zaunich, Clio Medica 1:4, 1966, 359-366, with biobliography; photo in Sardesai 1938, another in Rau 109 (also in Clio Medica 1:4, 1966, opp. to p. 300).

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