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Karl Philipp Closs

Born 1904
Died

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Norwegian physician, born March 6, 1904, Berchem, Belgium.

Biography of Karl Philipp Closs

Karl Philipp Closs Closs graduated from the Gymnasium in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1922. He graduated in chemistry from the Univesity of Munich in 1926, and obtained a Ph. D. at that university in 1929. He graduated in medicine from the University of Oslo in 1942, was head of laboratories at the Aker sykehus in Oslo 1946-1954, and was professor of medicine at the University of Bergen 1954-1974; first in pharmacology, and from 1962 in clinical biochemistry.

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