Wissenstadt 2021

rbb TALKING SCIENCE - When science meets society: Rudolf Virchow and Hermann von Helmholtz

A science for health and the idea of the humane

Efforts to research disease date back to the beginnings of human history, from antiquity (Hippocrates, Galen) through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Paracelsus) to the medicine of the Enlightenment. In the 19th century, the turn to the natural sciences took place, to which the "Berlin School of Medicine" with its famous representatives Rudolf Virchow and Hermann von Helmholtz also contributed. In a conversation with Julia Vismann, Detlev Ganten presents the development of medicine with a focus on Berlin, the city where the legendary Charité was founded as early as 1710, the city of Virchow and von Helmholtz. Against this background, it becomes possible to ask anew the question of the balance that is the secret of human health.

Language: German

Reservation recommended


Platz vor dem Roten Rathaus
Zentrum der "Wissensstadt Berlin 2021"
10178 Berlin





Prof. Detlev Ganten, Founding Director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Founder of BioTechPark Berlin-Buch (BBB) GmbH, Former Chairman of the Board of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Founder of the World Health Summit


Julia Vismann, moderator and science journalist