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Edvard Lauritz Ehlers

Born  1863
Died  1937

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Danish dermatologist, 1863-1937.

Biography of Edvard Lauritz Ehlers

Edvard Lauritz Ehlers grew up in comfortable circumstances in Copenhagen, where his father was Mayor. He qualified in medicine in 1891 and continued his studies in Berlin, Breslau, Vienna and Paris. In 1906 he was appointed chief of the dermatological polyclinic at the Frederiks Hospital. and from 1911 until his retirement in 1932 he was director of the special service at the Kommunehospitalet (Municipal Hospital) in Copenhagen.

Obituary in Annales de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie, Paris, 1937, 8: 458.

We thank Philip Lund for correcting an error.


  • Extirpation of the primary lesion of syphilis. Doctoral thesis.

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