Born 18.1.1892 in Kranz/Meseritz Area, died 17.6.1956 in Bad Tolz. Surgeon and university professor. Full Professor, Medical Doctorate, Medical Superintendent of the University of Berlin Surgical Clinic. Head of the Medical Science and Research Office under Reich Commissioner Karl Brandt. Defendant in the Medical Trial. Rostock studied medicine in Greifswald and Jena, completing his medical doctorate in 1921, in Jena. He received his medical license and became an intern at the University of Jena Surgical Clinic. From 1927 to 1933, he was assistant medical director at Bergmannsheil Hospital in Bochum and worked with Karl Brandt, who was at that time an intern there. In 1933, Rostock took on the position of medical superintendent in Berlin and, in 1941, became associate professor and director of the University of Berlin Surgical Clinic of Ziegel Street, where Karl Brandt was then working as assistant medical director. Rostock became dean of the medical faculty at the University of Berlin in 1942. Rostock's military medical career began in 1939 with the position of Consulting Surgeon to the Army. In 1943, General Commissioner Karl Brandt chose Rostock as his deputy and representative in the Medical Science Research De panment. Rostock joined the NSDAP on 1.5.1937 (No. 5,917,621) and the National Socialist German Physicians' Association on 20.2.1940 (Nr. 31,569). Because of his very high position, Rostock was charged of implication in several series of experiments on concentration camp prisoners. However, he was found innocent and released in August 1947. He immediately began to work on an intensive documentation of the Medical Trial, with the goal of presenting the trial to the public from another perspective. He never finished this project. As of 1948, Rostock worked as medical supervisor of the Versehrten Hospital in Posscnhofen. From 1953 to his death in 1956, he worked as medical supervisor of the Versorgungs Hospital in Bayreuth.
(the above text comes from the book by Dörner, Klaus, The Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1946/47:guide to the microfiche-edition , K.G. Saur, 2001)