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Franz Altherr

Born  1909-04-19

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Swiss physician, born April 19, 1909, Obfelden, canton Zürich.

Biography of Franz Altherr

Franz Altherr went to school in Zurich where he started his medical studies after the Matura exam in 1928. Following the final exam in 1934 he worked one year as assistent at the Pathologic-anatomical Institute in Zurich.


  • Über einen Fall von systematisierter Chondromalacie.
    [Medical thesis Zürich, with curriculum vitae]
    Virchows Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, 1936, 297: 445-479.
    Offprint: Zürich : Druck H. Stürtz A.G., Würzburg, 1936.

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