Dr. Ilse Esdorn

Title: Dr.
Prename: Ilse
Surname: Esdorn
Profession: Pharmacist, professor
Birthday: 01/08/1897
Place of birth: Braunschweig
Date of death: 09/05/1985
Place of death: Braunschweig
Education: Until 1918 pharmaceutical training in Bergedorf and Braunschweig; 1918 pharmaceutical preliminary exams; 1922 pharmaceutical state examination; university studies (pharmacy, botany) in Braunschweig; 1924 doctorate in Kiel
Career: 1918 pharmacy assistant in Rostock; 1927–30 assistant professor at the State Institute of Applied Botany, Hamburg; 1930 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*); 1932–38 lecturer in pharmacognosy, Hamburg University; 1939 herbal excursions for physicians; 1940 Reich Institute for Foreign and Colonial Forestry, Hamburg; 1941–50 professor extraordinarius of applied botany, Hamburg University; 1950–62 director of the department of pharmacognosy, Hamburg University
Memberships: 1937 Nazi Party; 1937 German Pharmacists’ Association medal; Society for the History of Pharmacy; vice president, Hamburg branch of the German Pharmaceutical Society; from 1949 German Federation of University Women (DAB); 1982 honorary member, German Pharmaceutical Society
Biographical literature: Dietrich von Engelhardt (ed.), *Biographische Enzyklopädie deutschsprachiger Naturwissenschaftler* (Munich: Saur, 2003), vol. 1, 205; “Esdorn, Ilse, Prof. Dr.,” in *Braunschweigisches biographisches Lexikon, 19. und 20. Jahrhundert*, ed. Horst-Rüdiger Jarck and Günter Schell (Braunschweig: Appelhans, 1996); Ernst-Dietrich Algrimm, “Nachruf auf Frau Prof. Dr. Esdorn,” *Pharmazeutische Zeitung* 130 (1985): 255
Major works: *Untersuchungen über Einwirkung von Röntgenstrahlen auf Pflanzen* (diss.; Kiel, 1924); *Die Naturpflanzen der Tropen und Subtropen der Weltwirtschaft* (Stuttgart: G Fischer, 1961)