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Franz Wirz

Born 1889
Died

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German dermatologist, born April 10, 1889, D├╝sseldorf.

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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