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Otto Grosser

Born 1873
Died

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German anatomist, born November 21, 1873, Wien; died 1951.

Biography of Otto Grosser

Otto Grosser studied in Wien, where he received his doctorate in 1899. He was habilitated for anatomy in 1902, and in 1907 was appointed extraordinary professor at the German University in Prague, becoming ordinarius of anatomy there in 1909. A large part of his work concerns developmental history.

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