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W., 20th-century German neurosurgeon. See: Bischof myelotomy.
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After ordination at the age of 30 he spent the rest of his life in Germany where he not only found monasteries, he "destroyed heathen temples and sanctuaries, erected churches and oratories and brought multitudes of pagans into the fold." To accomplish these herculean tasks he called "repeatedly" on his cousin Lioba, a "learned woman" who has been called Germaniae Apostola, "the woman apostle of Germany" Together they founded three monasteries in Germany and she became abbess of the large monastery of Bischoffsheim.
This radical style gained full recognition in 1926, when Frank was commissioned to decorate some of the rooms of the Hotel Bischoffsheim, the Paris townhouse where arts patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles had decided to settle.
(25) Some had branches in London, like the American house, Morton & Rose, and others operated in main cities on the continent, as was the case for houses like Rothschild and Stern, and also for houses of lesser reputation like Bischoffsheim and Erlangers.
It's also possible to visit the beautifully restored train station and museum in quaint Villa Clara, a town named for Baron Hirsch's wife, Clara Bischoffsheim, who carried on her husband's philanthropic labor after he died in 1896.
For further details contact Deborah Norcross on (+44) 20 7598 1563, e-mail:,* Space in the education system is a symposium organised by the European Space Agency from April 3 to 5 in Bischoffsheim, France.