Schaefer, Hans (1906– )
Physiologist, director of the Department of Physiology, College
of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany, who has
also written on parapsychology. He was born on August 13,
1906, in Düsseldorf, Germany, and studied at the University of
Bonn (M.D., 1931). He held teaching positions beginning in
1935 at the University of Bonn (1935–40), the Kerckhoff Foundation,
Bad Nauheim (1940-41), Giessen University (1941–50),
and at Heidelberg University after 1950. He was an editor of
Medizin, Theorie and Klinik, a winner of the Adolf Fick Prize in
Physiology (1944), and an honorary life member of New York
Academy of Sciences.