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Arthur Groenouw

Born 1862
Died 1945

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German ophthalmologist, born March 27, 1862, Bosatz bei Ratibor; died 1945.

Biography of Arthur Groenouw

Arthur Groenouw studied in Breslau from 1881, doctor of medicine and approbiert in 1886. In Breslau he was assistant of physiology under Rudolf Peter Heinrich Heidenhain (1834-1897), at the ophthalmological clinic under Wilhelm Uhthoff (1853-1927), and was habilitated for ophthalmology in 1892, becoming titular professor in 1899.

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