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Otto Porges

Born 1879

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Czech physician, born April 1, 1879, Brandeis a. E., Böhmen.

Biography of Otto Porges

Otto Porges studied in Prague and Strassburg, receiving his doctorate in 1903 at Prague. From 1908 assistant in Vienna at the I medical clinic, habilitated for internal medicine in 1911, becoming titular professor 1920. Porges main field was diseases of the stomach, intestines, and metabolism.

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