German dermatologist, born April 10, 1889, Düsseldorf.
Biography of Franz Wirz
Franz Wirz studied in Munich and received his doctorate there in 1916. He was habilitated for skin- and venereal diseases in Munich in 1923, becoming professor extraordinary in 1927, and subsequently worked as assistant physician in the university clinic for skin- and venereal diseases.
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