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Heinrich Adolf Gottron

Born  1890
Died  1974

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German dermatologist, 1890-1974. Tübingen.

Biography of Heinrich Adolf Gottron

Heinrich Adolf Gottron published a wide range of articles on contact dermatitis, amyloid and leukaemic infiltrates and skin manifestations.


  • H. A. Gottron and Walther Schönfeld (1888-1977):
    Dermatologie und Venerologie einschliesslich Berufskrankheiten, dermatologischer Kosmetik und Andrologie.
    5 volumes in 9 parts. Stuttgart, 1958-1963. H. Schuermann:
    Professor Dr.med. vet. h.c. Heinrich A. Gottron zum siebzigsten Geburtstag am 10. März 1960.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1960, 85: 439.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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