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C. W. Otto Werner


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German physician, born February 1, 1879, Flensburg; died 1936.

Biography of C. W. Otto Werner

C. W. Otto Werner was the son of a provincial councillor. He went to school in Kiel and qualified in medicine at the Christian-Albrechts University of that city in 1904. This university, founded in 1665, now includes a a renowned institute of world economics. After serving as an army doctor with the Infantry Regiment at Holstein, married the daughter of a physician in Kiel in 1906 and settled in practice in Eddelak, a small town near the Danish border. He remained in this rural practice for the rest of his life, only interrupted by service as a medical officer with the German Navy during the First World War.

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