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Vita MD Udo Schagen
Udo Schagen studied medicine in Munich, Münster, Innsbruck and Hamburg from 1960 - 1966, worked in various hospitals in Hamburg and the Rhineland until 1969, received his doctorate in 1968 with an experimental thesis in circulatory physiology and his license to practice medicine in the same year.
From 1969 to 1971 he was a DFG fellow and then a research associate at the Physiological Institute of the Free University of Hamburg. From 1971 to 1986 he was head of the planning and administration department of the medical university departments of the FUB in the planning staff of the president.
From 1986 to 2004 he headed the research unit Contemporary History of Medicine, first at the FUB and then at the Charité / Universitätsmedizin Berlin and from 2003 to 2007 (together with Sabine Schleiermacher) the DFG project "Wissenschaftlicher Anspruch und staatliches Interesse. Die Hochschulmedizin an der Charité im Wechsel politischer Systeme 1933 und 1945" ("Scientific Claim and State Interest. University Medicine at the Charité in the Change of Political Systems in 1933 and 1945").
He continues to work at the Institute as a visiting scholar.
From 1971 to 1998 he was editor and co-publisher of the series "Kritische Medizin" ("Critical Medicine") (52 volumes to date), which he co-founded at Argument-Verlag, and has been a member of the editorial board ever since.