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Adolph Otto Jüngling

Born 1884
Died 1944

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German surgeon, born January 19, 1884, Unterlenningen, Württemberg; died 1944.

Biography of Adolph Otto Jüngling

Otto A. Jüngling studied in Tübingen and Kiel and was assistant at the pathological institute under Paul Clemens von Baumgarten (1848-1928) as well as at the surgical clinic under Perthes in Tübingen. He was habilitated for surgery in 1919, becoming extraordinary professor in 1923. From 1926 he headed the surgical department of the Städtisches Katharinen-Hospital in Stuttgart.

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