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Benjamin Benno Löwenberg

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German surgeon, born September 29, 1836, Sonnenburg, province of Brandenburg; died 1905.

Biography of Benjamin Benno Löwenberg

Benjamin Benno Loewenberg studied in Berlin, Bonn, Breslau, and Vienna. In Vienna he was a pupil of the otologist Adam Politzer (1835-1920) and was habilitated in 1858. From 1862 he was otologist in Paris.

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