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Franz Wirz

Born  1889

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German dermatologist, born April 10, 1889, Düsseldorf.

Biography of Franz Wirz

Franz Wirz studied in Munich and received his doctorate there in 1916. He was habilitated for skin- and venereal diseases in Munich in 1923, becoming professor extraordinary in 1927, and subsequently worked as assistant physician in the university clinic for skin- and venereal diseases.


  • Elephantiasis.
    Handbuch der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten. Volume 8, 2. Berlin, 1931.

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