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Richard Lenzmann

Born 1856
Died 1927

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German surgeon, born March 14, 1856, Mengede, Westfalen; died March 29, 1927, Duisburg.

Biography of Richard Lenzmann

Richard Lenzmann received his doctorate in 1882. He worked in the clinic of Carl David Wilhelm Busch (1826-1881) and Franz Obernier (1839-1882) in Bonn. In 1886 he became head physician at the Diakonenkrankenhaus in Duisburg where he worked for 40 years. In 1907 he became Sanitätsrat and in 1914 titular professor. Following the end of World War I in 1918 he was medical officer to the district of Lüttich. In April 1939 the Lessingstraße in Duisburg was renamed Lenzmannstraße in his honour.

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