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Alfred Schanz

Born 1868
Died 1931

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German orthopaedist, born November 22, 1868, Ölsnitz in V.; died November 17, 1931.

Biography of Alfred Schanz

After receiving his doctorate in 1892, Alfred Schanz went to Berlin for further education under Friedrich Fehleisen (born 1854), then to Albert Hoffa (1859-1907) in Würzburg, subsequently settling as an orthopaedist. Schans introduced the term functional insufficiency.

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