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Ernst von Romberg

Born 1865
Died 1933

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German physician, born November 5, 1865, Berlin; died 1933.

Biography of Ernst von Romberg

Ernst von Romberg studied at Tübingen, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Leipzig, where he obtained his doctorate in 1888. He was assistant at Leipzig under Heinrich Curschmann (1846-1910) 1889-1900, and was habilitated for internal medicine in 1891, becoming professor extraordinary in 1895. In 1900, as extraordinarius, he took over the medical polyclinic in Marburg, where he was promoted to ordinarius in 1901. In 1904 he accepted an invitation to Tübingen, moving on to Munich in 1912.

Romberg was a leading researcher in the field of circulatory organs. The Ernst-von-Romberg-Strasse in Munich is named for him.

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