Robert Bosch Hospital and Research Institutes

Robert Bosch Hospital and Research Institutes

In Stuttgart, the Robert Bosch Stiftung operates the Robert Bosch Hospital (Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus), the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie (Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology) and the Institut für Geschichte der Medizin (Institute for the History of Medicine).

The hospital and institutes have a special relationship with the founder and his family, since Robert Bosch himself opened the first Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart in 1940. Since 1973, the hospital has been continuing his work in a new building which has been modernized several times. The Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institut für Klinische Pharmakologie was founded in 1973 by Robert Bosch's eldest daughter. Today, it works in close cooperation with the hospital. The Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung began as a research facility for the history of medicine in the hospital. It owes its existence to Robert Bosch's keen interest in the history of the health services and of homeopathy in particular.

There is a growing number of cooperative ventures and joint research projects between the foundation, the hospital, and the research institutes.