German neurologistDied when: 62 years 218 days (751 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Johann Hoffmann (March 28, 1857 – November 1, 1919) was a German neurologist born in Hahnheim.He is remembered for describing Hoffmann's reflex and Werdnig–Hoffmann disease (now spinal muscular atrophy type 1).
He was educated at Worms and studied medicine at Heidelberg.He worked under Professor Wilhelm Erb, and succeeded him as head of neurology at Heidelberg.
Hoffmann died in Heidelberg.