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Wilhelm Lutz

Born 1888
Died 1958

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Swiss dermatologist, born November 4, 1888, Basel; died 1958.

Biography of Wilhelm Lutz

Wilhelm Lutz studied in Basel, then for a brief period in Vienna, and received his doctorate at his alma mater in 1912. He spent his internship and period as assistant in Basel at the pathological institute under Ernst Hedinger (1873-1924), at the dermatological clinics in Bern under Josef Jadassohn (1863-1936), and in Basel under Bruno Bloch (1873-1933) and Felix Lewandowsky (1879-1921). He received the venia legendi for dermatology and venereology in Basel in 1916, being appointed full professor in 1922.

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