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Albert Henry Freiberg

Born 1868
Died 1940

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American surgeon, born August 17, 1868, Cincinnati, Ohio; died 1940.

Biography of Albert Henry Freiberg

Albert Henry Freiberg studied medicine at the Medical College of Ohio, receiving his doctorate in 1890. After qualifying he went to Europe for further studies in Würzburg; Strassburg; Berlin, where he was introduced to orthopaedic surgery by J. Wolff; and Vienna. He returned to America to commence practice in Cincinnati in 1893. From 1902 to 1938 he was professor of orthopaedic surgery at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (medical department of this university).

Freiberg was an accomplished violinist and an eager amateur botanist and photographer. A man of strong social conscience, Freiberg worked actively to improve the conditions for disabled children. He wrote numerous journal papers.

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