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Karl Ludwig Alfred Fiedler

Born 1835
Died 1921

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German physician, born August 5, 1835, Moritzburg, Saxony; died June 3, 1921, Dresden.

Biography of Karl Ludwig Alfred Fiedler

Karl Ludwig Alfred Fiedler studied in Leipzig, in particularly as a student of Karl Reinhold August Wunderlich (1815-1877). He received his doctorate in 1859, was assistant physician at the medical clinic at Rostock, prosector 1861-1868 and from 1868 chief physician at the municipal hospital – the Stadtkrankenhaus - in Dresden. He became professor, and was also privy medical counsellor and royal life physician. He retired to private life in 1901.

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