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August Eduard Martin

Born 1847
Died 1933

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German obstetrician, born July 14, 1847, Jena; died 1933.

Biography of August Eduard Martin

August Eduard Martin, the son of Eduard Arnold Martin (1809–1875), studied in Jena and Berlin, graduating from the University of Berlin in 1870. He worked as an assistant to his father and was habilitated for obstetrics and gynaecology in Berlin in 1876, becoming professor extraordinary in 1893. He established a private clinic which he made into an important centre of operative gynaecology. He was appointed ordinarius in Greifswald in 1899, but retired in 1907 and returned to Berlin. He was particularly recognised for his operation for extended extrauterine pregnancy, for his manipulation to extract the head in breech presentation, and his perfectioning of vaginal operational methods.

With Max Sänger (1853–1903) he established the journal Monatsschrift für Geburtshilfe und Gynäkologie in 1894.

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