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Peter Theodor Hackenbruch

Born 1865
Died 1924

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German surgeon, born May 19, 1865, Andernach am Rhein; died May 25, 1924, Wiesbaden.

Biography of Peter Theodor Hackenbruch

Peter Theodor Hackenbruch studied at Bonn, where he received his doctorate in 1888. Following his internship (Assistentenzeit) with Friedrich Trendelenburg (1844-1924) he settled in Wiesbaden in 1892, and in 1900 succeeded Friedrich Cramer (1847-1903) as head physician in the surgical department of the St. Joseph’s Hospital in that city.

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