Dr. Gertrud Meissner

Title: Dr.
Prename: Gertrud
Surname: Meissner
Profession: Physician, bacteriologist
Birthday: 04/16/1895
Place of birth: Wollin
Date of death: 01/20/1985
Place of death: Bad Oldesloe
Education: High school for girls, 1915 final examinations (*Abitur*) in Stettin (Szczecin); university studies (medicine) in Berlin, Jena, and Greifswald; 1920 university degree; 1922 doctorate
Career: 1922–26 research associate at the Institute of Hygiene in Greifswald; 1926–45 research in medical chemistry at the University of Breslau (Wroclaw); 1948–60 research associate at the Borstel Tuberculosis Institute near Hamburg
Memberships: 1926–33 German Association of Women University Lecturers (Verband der Hochschullehrerinnen Deutschlands) and German Federation of University Women (DAB), active in the Berlin chapter
Biographical literature: Ilse Gudden, “Gertrud Meissner,” in *Ostdeutsche Gedenktage 1995*, ed. Peter Mast and Silke Spieler (Bonn: Kulturstiftung der Vertriebenen, 1994), 104–5
Major works: "Beitrag zur Frage der Blasenmole im praeklimakterischen Alter," Ph.D. diss., Greifswald University, 1922; *Bakterizide und entwicklungshemmende Wirkung des Blutes auf Tuberkelbazillen* (Jena: Fischer, 1928); *Mykobakterien und mykobakterielle Krankheiten* (9 vols., Jena: Fischer, 1975–80)