Dr.med. Sidonie Fürst

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Title: Dr.med.
Prename: Sidonie
Surname: Fürst
Profession: Physician specializing in sexual medicine
Birthday: 07/09/1891
Date of death: /September 1973/
Place of death: New York
Married since: summer 1939
Married to: Ludwig Chiavacci
Profession husband: dermatologist
Education: University studies (medicine) in Vienna, 1926 Ph.D
Career: 1926 physician at the dermatology department of the Vienna Polyclinic (under Prof. Finger), specializes in dermatology, venereal diseases, family planning; c. 1930 department head, Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institute of Sex Research, Berlin, including research on male contraceptives; 1931 or 1933 to 1938 private practice in Vienna; 1938 emigrates via London to New York with support of British Federation of University Women (BFUW) and an affidavit from Margaret Sanger, assists at Sanger’s Birth Control Bureau in New York; 1946 US occupying powers propose her (unsuccessfully) for a professorship in Austria; until c. 1960 physician at the Austrian consulate, New York City
Memberships: Association of Austrian University Women (VAÖ); World League for Sexual Reform
Biographical literature: Atina Grossmann, “‘Neue Frauen’ im Exil. Deutsche Ärztinnen und die Emigration,” in *Deutsch-jüdische Geschichte als Geschlechtergeschichte. Studien zum 19. und 20. Jahrhundert*, ed. Kirsten Heinsohn and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2006), 133–58; Michael Hubenstorf, “Vertriebene Medizin – Finale des Niedergangs der Wiener Medizinischen Schule?” in *Vertriebene Vernunft*, vol. 2: *Emigration und Exil österreichischer Wissenschaft*, ed. Friedrich Stadler (Vienna: Jugend und Volk, 1988), 766–93, esp. 790
Major works: *Sexualnot und Sexualreform. Verhandlungen der Weltliga für Sexualreform, IV. Kongress*, ed. Josef K. Friedjung, Sidonie Fürst, Ludwig Chiavacci, and Herbert Steiner (Vienna: Elbemühl, 1931)