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Hermann Richner

Born 1908
Died

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Swiss dermatologist, born September 6, 1908, Z├╝rich.

Biography of Hermann Richner

Hermann Richner's father belonged to the leadership of a trade company in Zurich. Due to his illness the family Richner in 1910 moved to Davos where the father died two years later. Hermann Richner went to school at Davos until 1927 and then a year at Chur. He started his medical studies in Geneva and continued them in Zurich, excepted one semester in Kiel. He graduated 1934 and received his doctor's degree two years later.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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