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Aloys Greither

Born 1914
Died 1986

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German dermatologist, 1914-1986.

Biography of Aloys Greither

Aloys Greither was head of the university skin clinic in Aachen from January 1st 1962. Six months later he moved to Düsseldorf in order to succeed Hans Theodor Schreus (1892-1970) in the chair of dermatology.

Besides medicine, Greither's main interests were in music and art history. Before studying medicine he studied philosophy, psychology and paedagogy, and wrote a philosophical dissertation "On the psychoanalytical theories of suicide among adolescents".

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