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Ernst Gottlob Orthmann

Born 1858
Died 1922

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German physician, born 1858, Mettmann, Rheinprovinz; died August 18, 1922, Berlin.

Biography of Ernst Gottlob Orthmann

Ernst Gottlob Orthmann obtained his doctorate at Göttingen in 1882 and then became assistant in August Eduard Martin’s (1847-1933) private clinic, an important centre of operative gynaecology. Orthmann took ove the clinic in 1899 when Martin became professor in Greifswald. Orthmann was a collaborator in A. Martin’s Handbuch der Krankheiten der weiblichen Adnexorgane.

  • Isidor Fischer (1869-1943), publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre.
    Berlin – Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932.

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