Saller, K(arl) F(elix) (1902–1969)
German professor of anthropology and genetics who has
also studied parapsychology. He was born on September 3,
1902, at Kempten, Germany and did his college work at the
University of Münich (Ph.D., 1924; M.D., 1926). He was a lecturer
in anthropology and anatomy at the Universities of Kiel
and Göttingen but was dismissed in 1935 for opposing Nazi racial
doctrines. He entered private medical practice and became
the sanatorium physician at Badenweiler (1936–39) and served
in the German Army during World War II. After the war he became
director of the Robert Bosch Hospital, Stuttgart
(1945–48), but was able to return to teaching as a professor of
anthropology and genetics at the University of Münich in 1948.
In 1949 he became the director of the Institute of Anthropology
and Human Genetics at Münich.
He published his paper ‘‘Die Parapsychologie vom Standpunkt
des Anthropologen’’ in the journal Die Heilkunst, in
1955. He took an interest in the question of parapsychology as
related to racial and age differences. He attended the First International
Conference of Parapsychological Studies, Utrecht,
Netherlands, in 1953 and the International Study Group on
Unorthodox Healing at St. Paul de Vence, France, in 1954.
Saller died on October 15, 1969.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Saller, K. F. ‘‘Die Parapsychologie vom Standpunkt des Anthropologen’’
(Parapsychology from the anthropologist’s point
of view). Die Heilkunst 68, no. 7 (1955).

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