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Ludwig Wilhelm Friedrich Haeckermann

Born  1817
Died  1888

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German physician, born June 25, 1817, Greifswald; died October 19, 1888, Greifswald.

Biography of Ludwig Wilhelm Friedrich Haeckermann

Wilhelm Haeckerman received his education in Greifswald and obtained his doctorate in 1840. From 1843 he worked as a physician, from 1853 as Physikus, and from 1870 as professor in his native town, where he died in 1888.

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


  • De scrofulis. Doctoral dissertation, Greifswald 1840
  • Lehrbuch der Medicinalpolizei. Berlin, 1863. Biographical:
  • Julius Pagel, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts.
    Urban & Schwarzenberg, Berlin and Vienna, 1901. Page 675.

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