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Ferdinand Adalbert Kehrer

Born 1883
Died 1967

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German neurologist, born July 19, 1883, Heidelberg; died 1966.

Biography of Ferdinand Adalbert Kehrer

Ferdinand Adalbert Kehrer, a son of the obstetrician Ferdinand Adolph Kehrer (1837-1914), studied in Heidelberg, Berlin, Munich, and Kiel. He obtained his doctorate in 1908 in Heidelberg and subsequently was assistant physician in the psychiatric-neurological clinics in Freiburg and Kiel. In 1914 he was habilitated for psychiatry and neurology in Breslau, becoming professor extraordinary in 1918. In 1925 Kehrer was called to the University of M√ľnster as ordinarius of his speciality.

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