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Ferdinand Adolph Gumprecht

Born 1864
Died 1947

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German internist, born March 18, 1864, Berlin; died 1947.

Biography of Ferdinand Adolph Gumprecht

Ferdinand Adolph Gumprecht studied in Heidelberg, Berlin, Göttingen, and Jena, becoming doctor of medicine in Jena 1889. From 1890 to 1899 he was an assistant at the Krankenhaus Friedrichshain in Berlin, and at the pathological institute as well as the medical clinic in Jena under Paul Fürbringer (1849-1930) and Roderich Stintzing (1854-1933). He was habilitated for internal medicine in Jena 1895, becoming titular professor in 1899. In 1900 he became medical counsellor and Medizinischer Referent to the state ministry in Weimar.

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