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Horst Jatzkewitz

Born 1912
Died 2002

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German biochemist, born September 1, 1912; died March 24, 2002.

Biography of Horst Jatzkewitz

Horst Jatzkewitz has been director of the petrochemical department of the Max-Planck Institute für Psychiatry in Munich. Jatzkewitz, a biochemist, not a physician or pathologist, is remembered for his pioneering efforts in elucidating the causes of mental deterioration. Through knowledge of the enzymes of the lipid metabolism, gained by animal experiments, he discovered the causes of Scholz-Bielschowsky-Henneberg disease, a form of inheritable mental deficiency in man. His work has led to the discovery of the causes of many degenerative storage diseases.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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