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Vincent Alexander Bochdalek

Born 1801
Died 1883

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Cszech anatomist, born 1801; died February 3, 1883, Leitmeritz. Prag. His first name is also given as Vincenc and Vincenz.

Biography of Vincent Alexander Bochdalek

Vincenz Alexander Bochdalek obtained his doctorate in 1833 in Prague, where he was later professor of anatomy for several decades. He retired in 1874, settling in Leitmeritz. His son, Victor Bochdalek (1835-1868), became a prominent physician in his own right.

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