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Moritz Roth

Born  1839
Died  1914

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Swiss pathologist, born December 25, 1839, Basel; died November 4, 1914, Gottlieben (Thurgau) am Untersee.

Biography of Moritz Roth

Moritz Roth studied medicine at Basel, Würzburg, Göttingen, and Berlin. He obtained his doctorate at Basel in 1864, and was Dozent at Basel from 1866 to 1868. After working in Greifswald from 1868, he returned to Basel as professor extraordinary of pathology in 1872, succeeding Carl Ernst Emil Hoffmann (1827-1877). He became ordinarius of general pathology and pathological anatomy in 1874. He retired from his chair in 1898, when he was succeeded by Eduard Kaufmann.

Roth wrote many articles on medical history, and his book on Andreas Vesalius is a standard reference text.

"Wer in Basel studiert hat, der hat etwas gelernt"


    His articles on medical history were published in:
  • Virchows Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, Berlin, from volume XXXVI.
  • Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Heilkunde, Bern, III.
  • Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, Leipzig, I.
  • Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Ärzte, Basel, 1874 ff.
  • Zeitschrift für Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte, Berlin, 1876.
  • Archiv für Ophthalmologie, Berlin, XXV.
  • Beiträge zur vaterländische Geschichte, N. F., volume 2.

  • Andreas Vesalius Bruxellensis. Berlin, 1892.

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