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Adolf-Lorenz-Gasse, named on January 21, 1959 after Adolf Lorenz.

Adolf Lorenz, born on April 21, 1854 in Weidenau, Upper Silesia, died on February 12, 1946 in Greifenstein, Lower Austria. He was the founder of modern orthopedics. He attended the Benedictine Abbey grammar school in St. Paul im Lavanttal and studied at the University of Vienna (Dr. med. Univ. 1880). An allergic reaction to carbol, which was then used as a disinfectant, made it impossible for him to work as a surgeon (habilitation in 1884 under Eduard Albert), so he turned to orthopedics. In 1886 he set up a “University Outpatient Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery” in the General Hospital of Vienna, which he used until he founded his own orthopedic department (1941). In 1889 he was appointed associate professor of orthopedics. In 1902 he was called to Chicago for an operation. He regularly stayed in the United States until the 1930s, where he practiced primarily in New York, but also in Dallas, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Since he worked in New York every winter until 1936, he became an honorary citizen of Newark (New York). His work on flat and clubfoot, backbone curvature, tubercular bone and joint disorders and on “Pathology and therapy of congenital hip dislocation due to 100 surgically treated cases” as well as his ingeniously devised bloodless operations (called “dry surgery”) secured him worldwide success. Healing the congenital hip dislocation was his most sensational procedure.

Adolf Lorenz is the father of behavioral scientist Konrad Lorenz and orthopedist Albert Lorenz with whom he led a common practice.

A bird drinking fountain by Andreas Urteil as well as the plastic “Schneckenpaar” (Snail Pair) by Fred Gillesberger can be found in Adolf-Lorenz-Gasse.