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Siegmund Auerbach

Born 1860
Died 1923

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German neurosurgeon, born 1860; died July 15, 1923, Frankfurt am Main.

Biography of Siegmund Auerbach

Siegmund Auerbach was assistant to the surgeon Ludwig Wilhelm Carl Rehn (1849-1930) in Frankfurt am Main before he changed to neurology. Influenced by his brother in law, the neurologist Ludwig Edinger (1855-1919), he investigated the bordering field of neurology and surgery. Auerbach was a very popular diagnostician and contributed numerous works on the operative treatment of tumours of the brain and spinal marrow/cord, nervous damages, and epilepsy. Upon his death in Frankfurt am Main he was director of the outpatient clinic for nervous diseases.

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