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Otto Grosser

Born  1873

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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.


  • Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Eihäute und der Placenta. Wien, 1909. Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen. Vergleichende und menschliche Plazentationslehre.
    In Josef Halban (1870-) and Ludwig Seitz (1872-): Biologie und Pathologie des Weibes. Volume 6, 1. Berlin and Wien, 1925. Frühentwicklung, Eihautbildung und Plazentation des Menschen und der Säugetiere.
    Deutsche Frauenheilkunde. Volume 5. München, 1927.

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