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Johann Paul Wurffbain

Born 1655
Died 1711

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German physician, born December 13, 1655, Nürnberg; died January 17, 1711.

Biography of Johann Paul Wurffbain

Johann Paul Wurfbain studied in Altdorf, where he received his license to practise medicine in 1678. He went on educational journeys to the Netherlands and England, and on his return obtained his medical doctorate in Altdorf. He then settled in Nürnberg and became a member of the local Collegium medicum. He was also a member of the Kaiserlich Leopoldinisch-Carolinische Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, and Director of the Ephemeriden.

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