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Hermann Werner Siemens

Born  1891
Died  1969

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German dermatologist, born August 20, 1891, Charlottenburg; died 1969.

Biography of Hermann Werner Siemens

Hermann Werner Siemens
17: Siemens studied at Munich and Berlin, receiving his doctorate from the latter university in 1918. He worked for a brief period of time under Josef Jadassohn (1863-1936) in Breslau, and in 1921 entered the university dermatological clinic in Munich. Here he was habilitated for dermatology in 1923, becoming ausserordentlicher professor in 1927, and in 1929 was called to Leiden as ordinarius. Besides his main speciality Siemens concerned himself extensively with Vererbungspathologie.

We thank Søren Nørby, Denmark, for information submitted.


  • Grundzüge der Vererbungslehre, der Rassenhygiene und der Bevölkerungsopolitik.
    Munich, 1917; 4th edition, 1930; translated into English, French, Dutch, and Swedish.
  • Einführug in die allgemeine und spezielle Vererbungspathologie des Menschen.
    Berlin, 1921; 2nd edition, 1923; translated into Russian.
  • Die Zwillingspathologie. Berlin, 1924.
  • Die Vererbung in der Aetiologie der Hautkrankheiten.
    In: Handbuch der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten, volume 3; Berlin, 1929.

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