Dr. med. Auguste Hoffmann

Title: Dr. med.
Prename: Auguste
Surname: Hoffmann
Profession: Physician, sports physician
Birthday: 12/02/1902
Place of birth: Halle/Saale
Date of death: 10/24/1989
Place of death: Berlin
Education: 1922 final high school examinations (*Abitur*) in Berlin; university studies (medicine) in Halle, Prussian College of Physical Education (Preußische Hochschule für Leibesübungen), medical studies in Halle, Freiburg, and Vienna; 1927 state examination in Halle; 1929 doctorate and license to practice
Career: 1930–31 German Center for Sport (Deutsches Sportforum Berlin); 1933–36 chief medical consultant, League of German Girls (BDM); 1934–36 physician at the German College of Physical Education; 1938 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*); from 1939 lecturer in women’s sports medicine; assistant at the University of Berlin’s Institute of Anatomy; from 1940 sports physician at the University of Berlin; 1946–51 full professor at Humboldt University, Berlin; 1948 head of anatomy, University of Greifswald, GDR; 1951 resignation of professorship; until 1952 research associate for the Max Planck Institute for Silicate Research; 1953–54 research associate at the Institute of Anatomy, Free University, Berlin; 1955 professor extraordinarius and 1965–69 full professor, Berlin College of Education; 1967 prorector of the Berlin College of Education
Memberships: 1930–36 Federation of German Women Physicians (BDÄ); 1938 Association of German Physicians (Bund Deutscher Ärzte); 1938 Berlin Physiological Society (Berliner Physiologische Gesellschaft); 1946 Wilmersdorf Women’s Union (Wilmersdorfer Frauenbund); 1947 Anatomical Society (Anatomische Gesellschaft); 1949 DAB; 1952–56 DAB president
Biographical literature: Ella Barowski, “Auguste Hoffmann 85 Jahre alt,” *Konsens. Informationen des Deutschen Akademikerinnenbundes* 3 (1987), no. 4: 16
Major works: “Zur Physiologie des Fettgewebes und der Fettablagerung,” (diss. med.), *Pflügers Archiv f. d. ges. Physiologie* 217 (1927): 728–46); *Die Bedeutung der Vereine für die sportliche Betätigung der Frau* (Frankfurt/Main: Dt. Sportbund, 1971); *Sportmedizinische Grundlagen zum Leistungssport der Mädchen und Frauen* (Berlin: Bartels & Wernitz, 1975)