Hermann Becker-Freyseng

Hermann Becker-Freyseng ( Ludwigshafen , 18 of July of 1910 – Heidelberg , 27 of August of 1961 ) was a physician Nazi and consultant Aviation Medicine in the Luftwaffe . He was recognized as a senior aviation medicine specialist 1 Becker-Freyseng was one of the defendants in the Doctors’ Trial . 2

First investigations

Becker-Freyseng graduated as a doctor at the University of Berlin in 1935 , although his first works did not begin until three years later when he worked with Hans-Georg Clamman in experimenting with the effects of pure oxygen . 3

He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1960 and died because of it a year later.


  1. Back to top↑ Louis Leo Snyder , Encyclopedia of the Third Reich , Ware: Wordsworth, 1998, p. 69
  2. Back to top↑ Harvard Law School Library. Nuremberg Trial Project
  3. Back to top↑ Maura Phillips Mackowski, Testing the Limits: Aviation Medicine and the Origins of Manned Space Flight , Texas A & M University Press, 2006, pp. 60-61