“…ATTENDING THE OCCASION OF THE BESTOWAL OF THE NOBEL PRIZE….”
JULIUS WAGNER-JAUREGG (1857-1940) SIGNED NOTE, “Prof. Wagner-Jauregg”, on a card 4.25 x 3.5, November 23, 1927, Vienna, by the Austrian physician and psychiatrist who won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the therapeutic value malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica (also known as the general paralysis of the insane) caused by neurosyphilis. The main work by Wagner-Jauregg throughout his life was related to the treatment of mental disease by inducing a fever, an approach known as pyrotherapy. He was a strong advocate of eugenics and sterilization of the mentally ill. His handwritten note in German, translated in full: “For your kindness in attending the occasion of the bestowal of the Nobel Prize, Prof. Wagner-Jauregg thanks you warmly.” In fine condition, with minor age toning.