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Alfred Wiskott

Born  1898
Died  1978

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German paediatrician, born March 4, 1898, Essen; died 1978.

Biography of Alfred Wiskott

Alfred Wiskott studied medicine after World War I, when he had been badly wounded at Verdun. Following graduation he trained in paediatrics at the Dr.-von-Haunersches Kinderspital, of which he became director in 1939. This hospital was founded by August von Hauner (1811-1884) in 1845. After the Second World War he was involved in the reconstruction of the hospital, which had been badly damaged by Allied bombing. He retired in 1967.


  • Klaus Betke / Wilhelm Künzer / Jürgen Schaub, Begründet von Walter Keller / Alfred Wiskott, publishers:
    Lehrbuch der Kinderheilkunde.
    Georg Thieme, June, 1991. 1289 pages.
  • Prof. Dr. A. Wiskott zum 75. Geburtstag. Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1973, 98: 460.
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