German physiologist, born June 21, 1865, Gross-Umstadt, Hessen; died 1944.
Biography of Otto Frank
Otto Frank received his education in Munich, Kiel, Heidelberg, Glasgow and Strassburg. He became doctor of medicine at Leipzig in 1892 and worked as an assistant in physiology in that city as well as in Munich. He was habilitated for this discipline in Munich in 1895, becoming professor extraordinary in 1903. In 1905 he came to Giessen as Ordinarius, and in 1908 moved to the same tenure in Munich. Besides his two eponyms, he is remembered for a phonoscope and a sphygmograph.
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