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Paul Rudolf Taenzer

Born 1858
Died 1919

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German physician, born February 6, 1858, Leipzig; died October 13, 1919.

Biography of Paul Rudolf Taenzer

Paul Rudolf Taenzer attended the University of Leipzig, obtained his doctorate at Kiel in 1889, and for several years educated himself in dermatology in Hamburg as a pupil of Paul Gerson Unna. From 1890 until his death in 1919 he was a specialist – Facharzt – of dermatology in Bremen.

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