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Ludwig Mann

Born 1866
Died 1936

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German physician, born August 31, 1866, Breslau; died 1936.

Biography of Ludwig Mann

Ludwig Mann studied at Breslau and obtained his doctorate at that university in 1889. 1890-1896 he was an assistant at the university neurological policlinic under Carl Wernicke. He was habilitated for neuropathology and electrotherapy at his alma mater in 1896, becoming titular professor 1907, ausserordentlicher Professor 1921. From 1913 he was head physician in the department of nervous diseases at the St. Georgs-Krankenhaus in Breslau.

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