Institute for the History of Medicine

In the year of its 40th anniversary, the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (IGM), located in Stuttgart, has undergone profound changes.Its long-serving director Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Robert Jütte retired on May 31, 2020. His position as the head of the institute was not filled in the previous form. However, the IGM remains an archive for conducting research and will be continued as the main archive of all institutions linked to the Robert Bosch Stiftung (For more information, see press release of the Robert Bosch Stiftung: medical history).

We want to thank Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Robert Jütte for his tireless efforts, inspiration, and exemplary work. We are aware of the great footsteps we are following and on whose performance we are building. As much as possible, we will try to maintain and preserve this legacy under the changed conditions.

We wish Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Robert Jütte a enjoyful und fruitful time in his new phase of life beyond the obligations for the IGM. We wish that he finds in this time in the best of health the opportunity to devote himself to further research projects with his typical vigor and to spend the days with things and people, for which there was too little time and space in his thight schedule during his time as director of the institute.


The IGM is available for users again. We ask visitors to arrange an appointment in advance and to wear a suitable mouth-nose-protection.