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Carl von Liebermeister

Born 1833
Died 1901

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German internist, born February 2, 1833, Ronsdorf; died November 24, 1901, Tübingen. Name also commonly Spelled Karl von Liebermeister.

Biography of Carl von Liebermeister

Karl von Liebermeister studied in Bonn, Würzburg, Greifswald and Berlin, mainly a student of Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821-1902) and Felix von Niemeyer (1820-1871). He obtained his doctorate at Greifswald in 1856 and was subsequently an assistant physician and Privatdozent there. From 1860 he worked in Tübingen, where he was professor extraordinary of pathological anatomy from 1864. From 1865 to 1871 he was professor of pathology and director of the medicial clinic in Basel. He later held the same positions in Tübingen.

In 1864, Liebermeister married Fanny Späth, who died shortly afterwards. In 1867 he married Marie, the sister of Fanny. With Fanny he had a son, with Marie a daughter and 3 sons. His son Gustav (1879-1943) became a physician.

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

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