In 1909 he began a studium of medicine at the university of Freiburg, later times in Munich and Berlin. There he also studies
biology, , psychologie an philosophy. At the bgeinning he planned to work later as a doctor, but then he planned to become
Because of the beginning of the First World War he did not have the possibility to do his doctorate. He ended his study
with sucess in 1916. In the meantime he served freely in the army.
In the First World War he was wounded in the year 1918. Because of this he was honoured by the army with the Iron Cross.