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Erwin Wildi


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Swiss physician, born April 20, 1917, Geneva.

Biography of Erwin Wildi

Erwin Wildi graduated 1943. In 1949 he trained at the „Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Psychiatrie“ in Munich, and received his doctor's degree the next year. The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences awarded him the Robert-Bing-Price in 1958, it was the first time that this price was awarded. In 1961 he was appointed lecturer for neuro-pathology at the university of Geneva and 1966 associate professor.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.


  • Contribution à l'étude anatomo-pathologique et chimique de la maladie de Tay-Sachs.
    Genève 1950. [Medical thesis, Geneva, Nr. 1879]

  • Catalogue des ouvrages, articles et mémoires - Université de Genève.
    (Documents pour servir à l'histoire de l'Université de Genève ) 1973, 15: 470.

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