Hugo Wilhelm von ZiemssenHugo (Wilhelm) von Ziemssen (13 December 1829 – 21 January 1902) was a German physician, born in Greifswald.
He studied medicine at the universities of Greifswald, Berlin, and Würzburg. In 1863 he was called to the University of Erlangen as a professor of pathology and therapy as well as the director of the medical clinic. In 1874 he relocated to Munich as a professor and director of the general hospital.
He made advances in electrotherapeutics, conducted research on cold-water treatment for typhoid fever and lung inflammation, and became an authority on diseases of the larynx and esophagus. Provided by Wikipedia