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Robert Wartenberg (1886 – 1956) was an American neurologist native of Germany.

Dr. Robert Wartenberg graduated from the University of Rostock, Germany in 1919. He worked with Max Nonne in Hamburg and Otfrid Foerster in Breslau. In 1933 he became head of the neurological clinic at Freiburg and Privatdozent in neurology. However, he was persecuted by the Nazis, and in 1935 he left Germany and settled in San Francisco. In 1952 he was appointed clinical professor of neurology at the University of California.

See also

  • Wartenberg's disease (syn.: Cheiralgia paraesthetica): A sensitive neuropathy involving the superficial branch of the radial nerve.
  • Wartenberg's sign: In ulnar paralysis the little finger is in a position of abduction.
  • Wartenberg's syndrome: Radial nerve entrapment at the forearm.
  • Wartenberg wheel: A medical device for neurological use.
  • Wartenbergs migratory sensory neuropathy: A benign, relapsing and remitting condition involving pain, numbness and parasthesias in the sensory and peripheral nerves.


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