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Siegfried Oberndorfer

Born 1876
Died 1944

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German physician, born June 24, 1876, Munich; died 1944.

Biography of Siegfried Oberndorfer

Siegfried Oberndorfer studied at Munich and in Kiel, receiving his doctorate at Munich in 1900. From 1902 to 1906 he was an assistant at the pathological institute in Munich. He was habilitated for pathological anatomy in 1906 and became professor extraordinary in 1911. From 1910 he was head of the pathological institute in the city hospital M√ľnchen-Schwabing. In 1907, Oberndorfer coined the term "carcinoid tumour" to designate the tumour as cancer-ish.

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