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Walter Karl Koch

Born 1880

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German surgeon, born May 3, 1880, Dortmund.

Biography of Walter Karl Koch

Walter Karl Koch received his education at Freiburg im Breisgau and the Berlin Kaiser-Wilhelms-Akademie. He obtained his doctorate in 1907 at Freiburg, and as a military physician was posted at the Heidelberg pathological institute, at the Kaiser-Wilhelms-Akademie, and the II medical clinic in Berlin. Here he was habilitated for general pathology and pathological anatomy in 1921, nichtbeamtlicher Professor 1922, and subsequently worked as head of department at the Krankenhaus Westend. Koch became known for his work on the motor centres of the heart, and coined the term sinus node.

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