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George Otto Emil Lignac

Born 1891
Died 1954

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Dutch pathologist, 1891-1954.

Biography of George Otto Emil Lignac

George Otto Emil Lignac Lignac was the son of a civil servant in the Indonesia. He studied medicine at Leiden, and then returned to the Dutch east Indies to teach pathology in Batavia, then the name of the capital of this largest Dutch colony. He went back to the Netherlands, however, and in 1934 he succeeded Nicolas Philip Tendeloo (1864-) as professor of pathology at Leiden.

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