August von Froriep

Born 1849
Died 1917

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German physician, born September 10, 1849, Weimar; died October 11, 1917, Tübingen.

Biography of August von Froriep

August von Froriep came from a family of scholarly men. He studied in Göttingen, Tübingen, and Leipzig, where he obtained his doctorate in 1874. He was an assistant in Leipzig under Christian Wilhelm Braune (1831-1892), and in 1878 became prosector in Tübingen. He became professor extraordinary in Tübingen in 1884 and in 1895 succeeded Wilhelm Henke (1834-1896) as ordinarius. He retired on April 1, 1917 and died in October that year.

A large part of his publications concern the morphology and developmental history of the head and the vertebra.

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