German physician; born at Breslau Nov. 2, 1857. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native town, and at the universities of Breslau, Strasburg, and Leipsic, obtaining from the last-named the degree of doctor of medicine in 1881. In the same year he became assistant at the hospital of the city of Breslau, which position he resigned in 1883. He then removed to Berlin, where he is still practising (1902).
He has written several essays in the medical journals, especially on bacteriology and epidemiology. Gottstein is also the author of "Epidemiologische Studien über Diphtherie und Scharlach," Berlin, 1895, and of "Allgemeine Epidemiologie," Leipsic, 1897.
- Pagel, Biographisches Lexikon, s.v.