German neurologist, born April 20, 1920.
Biography of Dieter Janz
Dieter Janz is a well-known figure in modern clinical epileptology. He was one of the first who tried to differentiate epilepsies according to biological features. He was vice president of the International League against epilepsy from 1973 to 1981. He is the author of a classic textbook on epilepsy.
Janz worked in the neurological clinic at the Charité hospital in Berlin. By January 2004 he was professor emeritus at the University of Berlin.
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