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Felix Mendel

Born 1892
Died 1925

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German physician, born March 2, 1862, Essen; died December 19, 1925.

Biography of Felix Mendel

Felix Mendel studied in Bonn, Freiburg, Berlin, and Marburg. He obtained his doctorate in Leipzig in 1884, and the following year settled as a general practitioner in Essen. He is particularly remembered for the first description of the tuberculine reaction which was erroneously named Mantoux’ reaction. He died in 1925 while on a journey.

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