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Georg Ledderhose

Born 1855
Died 1925

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German surgeon, born December 15, 1855, Bockenheim, Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden; died February 1, 1925, Munich.

Biography of Georg Ledderhose

Georg Ledderhose studied in Strassburg, mainly as a pupil of Georg Albert L├╝cke (1829-1894). He received his medical doctorate in 1880 and subsequently worked as a surgeon at the Strassburg hospital. He became professor extraordinary of surgery in Strassburg in 1891. He later worked in Munich, where he became honorary professor. In 1876, Ledderhose discovered glycosamine whilst working on cartilage with Ernst Felix Immanuel Hoppe-Seyler (1825-1895) in Strassburg. This was the topic of his doctoral thesis.

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