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Rudolf Polland

Born 1876
Died

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Austrian dermatologist, born August 11, 1876.

Biography of Rudolf Polland

Rudolf Polland studied in Vienna and received his doctorate there in 1901. He then first worked in Vienna, then 1904-1920 assistant at the universi9ty dermatological clinic in Graz under Karl Kreibich (1869-1832) and Rudolf Matzenauer (1869-1932). He was habilitated for dermatology and syphilis in Graz in 1908, becoming ausserordentlicher professor in 1914. 1920-1923 he was head physician at the dermatological department of the hospital Graz-West. In 1924 Polland founded the Grasser Gesellschaft für Rassenhygiene.

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