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Friedrich Bezold

Born 1842
Died 1908

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German otologist, born February 9, 1842, Rothenburg, Mittelfranken; died October 5, 1908.

Biography of Friedrich Bezold

Friedrich Bezold visited the three Bavarian universities, as well as Vienna, and Berlin. He received his doctorate in 1866 and from 1877 worked as associate professor – Privatdozent – at the University of Munich. He published extensively in his special field. He is particularly remembered for his hearing tests using a tuning fork, and for his work to improve education for people with impaired hearing. At his death he was Hofrat and extraordinary professor in Munich.

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