International Conference „The Exchange of Medical Knowledge between Austria & Iran“ June 26-27, 2017


Austrian Academy of Sciences
Commission for the History of Sciences and Humanities
Working Group History of Medicine
International Conference
The Exchange of Medical Knowledge Past and Present between Austria and Iran
June 26-27, 2017
Theatersaal, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Programme :

Monday, 26th June 2017

6:00 – 6:10 p.m.Persian traditional music
6:10 – 6:30 p.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.Medicine between Occident and Orient: Texts and Ideas in Transit
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.Jacob Polak´s Place in the Development of Medicine in NineteenthCentury


Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Section 1

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Austrian Physicians and the Discovery of the Medical Orient
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.Austrian Physician Jacob E. Polak as a Pioneer of the Modern Lithotomy in Iran
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.A Jewish Physician from Bohemia in the Persian Court Jacob E. Polak’s Reception in Czech Sources
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.Coffee break


Section 2

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.Austrian NaziDisplaced Physicians in Iran 19471962
11:30 – 12:00 a.m.Professor Elfriede Kohout, MD, in the Medical Traditions of Shiraz
12:00 – 12:30 a.m.A Look at Two Austrian Medical Professors at the University of Shiraz – Dr. Werner Dutz and Dr. Joseph Tomasch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.Break


Section 3

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Wildlife Conservation and Research in Iran


Organised by:
Afsaneh Gächter, Visiting Researcher, Josephinum – Ethics, Collections and History of
Medicine of the Medical University of Vienna & Member of the working group History of
Medicine, Commission for the History of Sciences and Humanities, Austrian Academy of
With the kind support of:

Kommission für Geschichte und
Philosophie der Wissenschaften