Arthur Hartmann, the third of Paul Hartmann Sr.'s four sons, played a large role in the course of HARTMANN’s history and had a huge impact in the field of ear, nose, and throat medicine.
Arthur interrupted his medical studies during the Franco-Prussian wars to serve as a medical sergeant. Incensed by the lack of suitable dressing materials on the battlefield, Arthur convinced his father Paul Hartmann Sr. to produce absorbent cotton for dressings, and later on other bandages. After obtaining his medical license in Leipzig in 1873, Arthur became an ear, nose, and throat specialist and opened a successful practice for otology in Berlin. Drawing on his knowledge of engineering and manual talent, Arthur was involved in the invention of the ear funnel, nasal speculum, and ear tongs, standard medical instruments used in ENT doctor's surgeries today.