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Karl Theodor Fahr

Born 1877
Died 1945

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German pathologist, born October 3, 1877, Pirmasens, Rheinpfalz; died 1945.

Biography of Karl Theodor Fahr

Theodor Fahr studied medicine in Giessen, Munich, Berlin, and Kiel, receving his doctorate at the University of Giessen in 1903. His further studies were wih Eugen Bostroem (1850-1926) in Giessen, Morris Simmonds (1855-1925) and Theodor Deneke (1860-) in Hamburg, and with Ilya Ilich Metchnikoff (1845-1916) in Paris. In 1919 he became planmässiger ausserordentlicher professor and 1924 full professor of general pathology and pathological anatomy in Hamburg. His work concerns studies of the heart, vessels, and, in particular, the kidneys.

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