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Erich Leschke

Born 1887
Died 1933

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German internist, born October 23, 1887, Beugneustadt, Rheinprovinz; died 1933.

Biography of Erich Leschke

Erich Leschke attended the University of Bonn and received his doctorate in 1911. He worked at the physiological institute and at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Stift in Bonn, at the Eppendorfer Krankenhaus in Hamburg and the II. medical clinic at the Berlin Charité. He was habilitated for internal medicine at the Charité in 1918, becoming extraordinary professor in 1919.

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