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Ludwig Stacke

Born 1859
Died 1918

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German otologist, born April 14, 1859, Rinteln; died January 13, 1918.

Biography of Ludwig Stacke

From 1877 to 1882 Ludwig Stacke studied in W├╝rzburg, Halle, and Munich, obtaining his doctorate in 1882. He was an assistant to Hermann Schwartze (1837-1919) at Halle 1882-1884, and from 1886 worked in Erfurt as physician for ear and nose infections. In 1887 he opened his own private clinic, and that year received the title of professor.

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