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Wilhelm Türk

Born 1871
Died 1916

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Austrian internist, born April 2, 1871, Alt-Ebersdorf, Silesia; died May 20, 1916, Vienna.

Biography of Wilhelm Türk

Wilhelm Türk obtained his doctorate at Vienna in 1895, and under Edmund von Neusser (1852-1912) turned to internal medicine. In 1903 he was habilitated for internal medicine, becoming titular professor, 1915 ausserordentlicher Professor. During Neusser’s terminal illness he represented the II. Vienna medical clinic. He retired in 1912 and died in 1916.

Türk conducted pioneering work in the field of haematology.

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