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Oskar Naegeli

Born 1885
Died 1959

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Swiss dermatologist, born January 25, 1885, Ermatingen, Kanton Thurgau; died 1959.

Biography of Oskar Naegeli

Oskar Naegeli was the son of the physician Otto Naegeli (1843-1922) and the brother of the haematologist Otto Naegeli (1871-1938). He studied at Geneva, Zurich, Munich, and Heidelberg, obtaining his medical doctorate at Zurich in 1909. He worked in Freiburg im Breisgau at the pathological institute under Karl Albert Ludwig Aschoff (1866-1942) and in the medical policlinic under Paul Oskar Morawitz (1879-1936), later at the Zurich medical policlinic and at the university dermatological clinic at Bern. He was habilitated for dermatology and venereology at Bern, becoming ausserordentlicher Professor in 1917 and director of the university dermatological clinic. His work concerns immunity research in dermatology and syphilology.

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