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Hans Renpenning

Born  1929

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Canadian ophthalmologist, born 1929, southern Saskatchewan.

Biography of Hans Renpenning

Hans Renpenning first studied science and engineering, but changed to medicine and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1960. He has spent his career as a clinical ophthalmologist in Saskatoon, while retaining an interest in medical genetics.

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