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Holger Victor Dyggve

Born 1913
Died 1984

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Danish paediatrician and psychiatrist, born December 19, 1913; died 1984.

Biography of Holger Victor Dyggve

Holger Victor Dyggve, paediatrician and psychiatrist, was head of the Andersvænge institution in Slagelse, a city in the western part of Sjælland. This institution for the mentally retarded particularly cared for children and adults from Greenland. The syndrome named for him an his collaborators, Melchior and Clausen, was identified among this group.

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