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Wilhelm Hallermann

Born 1909
Died

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German ophthalmologist, born May 20, 1909, Dortmund.

Biography of Wilhelm Hallermann

After qualifying in medicine at the University of Freiburg in 1936, Hallermann trained in ophthalmology at the Freiburg University Eye Clinic under professor Wegner. In 1945 he was appointed to a senior post in this clinic, and in 1954 became professor of ophthalmology and director of the university eye clinic in Göttingen. He held this tenure until his retirement.

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