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Willibald Oscar Scholz

Born 1889
Died 1971

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German neurologist and psychiatrist, born December 15, 1889, Greiz in Thüringen; died 1971.

Biography of Willibald Oscar Scholz

Willibald Oscar Scholz studied at Tübingen, Munich, and Jena, obtaining his doctorate at the latter university in 1914. He was assistant physician in the university clinic for mind and nervous diseases at Tübingen, subsequently becoming head physician at the Leipzig psychiatric and nerve clinic. In 1925 he received the venia legendi for psychiatry and neurology at Tübingen, becoming ausserordentlicher professor at Leipzig in 1930, 1932 at Munich. His work concerned clinical psychiatry, neurology, and brain pathology, particularly histopathology.

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