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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 München-Schwabing. In 1907, Oberndorfer coined the term "carcinoid tumour" to designate the tumour as cancer-ish.

    We thank Yogeshwar Dayal, MD, for information submitted.


    • Karzinoide Tumoren des Dünndarmes.
      Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Pathologie, 1907, 1: 426-429.
    • Pathologisch-anatomische Situsbilder der Bauchhöhle.
      In: Lehman’s Medizinische Atlanten, Munich, 1922.
    • Die Geschwülste des Darmes.
      In: Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie, volume 4,3, Berlin, 1929.
    • Prostata, Hoden, Geschwülste.
      In: Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie, volume 6, Berlin, 1931.
    • Irwin M. Modlin, Michael D. Shapiro, Mark Kidd:
      Siegfried oberndorfer: Origins and perspectives of carcinoid tumors.
      Human pathology, Philadelphia, 2004, 35 (12): 1440-1451.
    • M. L. Corman and A. Khoynezhad:
      Siegfried Oberndorfer. In: M.L. Corman: Colon and Rectal Surgery.
      Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005: 1091.
    • Joachim Thomas Katz:
      Leben und Werk der Pathologen Prof. Dr. siegfried Oberndorfer, erster Chefarzt der Pathologie am Krankenhaus München-Schwabing. Book, 2005.
    • Joachim Katz:
      Leben und Werk des Pathologen Siegfried Oberndorfer (1876-1944), Vorstand des Pathologischen Instituts am Krankenhaus München-Schwabing.
      Doctoral dissertation, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. 2006.

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