Born 15 May 1848; died 15 Jun 1905 at age 57.
A German neurologist who has assigned a neurological disorder to a specific area of the brain. He was interested in psychiatry and traditionally studied the first anatomy and subsequent neuropathology. He published a booklet on aphasia, a disorder that affects his ability to communicate verbally or in writing, and gained international fame. It included an accurate pathological anatomical analysis parallel to the clinical picture. He is best known for his work on polio receptive aphasia and bleeding. Both of these explanations have his name and a form of encephalopathy caused by thiamine deficiency. He wrote a book on intensional illnesses and a textbook on nervous system illnesses. Wernicke died in a car accident.