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Karl Wilhelm Zimmermann

Born 1861
Died 1935

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German anatomist and histologist, born April 10, 1861, Neunkirchen, Saargebiet; died 1935.

Biography of Karl Wilhelm Zimmermann

Karl Wilhelm Zimmermann studied in Berlin from 1882 and received his doctorate in 1887. Turning to anatomy, Zimmermann from 1894 to 1927 was an assistant in the anatomical institutes at Greifswald and Berlin, as well as prosector at Giessen and in Bern, Switzerland. He became Dozent of anatomy at Bern in 1894. From 1898 he was professor extraordinary, and in 1927 he was appointed ordinary professor as well as director of the anatomical institute in Bern.

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