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Ludwig Waelsch

Born 1867
Died 1924

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Czech physician, born November 20, 1867, Prague; died April 5, 1924, Prague.

Biography of Ludwig Waelsch

Ludwig Waelsch was assistant at the Prague dermatological clinic under Friedel J. Pick (1867-1926). He was habilitated for skin- and venereal diseases in 1898, becoming titular professor in 1907, in 1916 professor extraordinary.

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