Patients' Medical Histories
and New Patient Card Index
The real treasure in the Lorenz-practice consists of the
Patients' Medical Histories and the Patient Card Index provided over decades.
The Old Patient Card Index which comprises of thousands of pages is solely
from Prof. Adolf Lorenz and goes back to the first years of his practice.
In this data there are the medical histories for every patient, with name,
date of birth, place of birth and their particular injuries. Nearly every
file has a sketch of the patient's deformity. From a medical historical
view this Old Patient Card Index mirrors Prof. Adolf Lorenz's orthopaedic
career. Here one can find the names of patients from different social backgrounds,
renowned persons and leaders.
After Adolf Lorenz's definite withdrawal from his active professional life
his son Albert not only took over the venerable surgery rooms but also the
Old Patient Card Index. The so called New Patient Card Index is from Albert
Lorenz's private patients (1948 - 1970).
The Patients' Medical Histories of the Old and New Patient Card Index is
at the moment being systematically ordered and is only available for consultation
- respecting the data protection - by researchers, graduates and medical
students after prior consent from the Adolf-Lorenz-Society.
Inquiries regarding the above are to be made in writing to the Chairman
of the Adolf-Lorenz-Society, Univ.Prof.Dr. Stefan Nehrer,
c/o Rathausstraße 21 Top 9, 1010 Vienna
Mobil: +43 699 11988553