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Dietrich Palm

Born  1932

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German paediatrician and neuropathologist, born October 1, 1932, Weißenfels an der Saale.

Biography of Dietrich Palm

Dietrich Palm first studied physics and electrotechnics for one year at the polytechnic in Karlsruhe, but then changed to the medical study at the universities of Münster, Tübingen, and Freiburg. He graduated from the University of Münster in 1959. He subsequently spent two years as an assistant, then received further training at the Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology in Freiburg. He then completed training as a specialist in paediatrics at the university children's clinic in Münster.

Parallel to his specialization in paediatrics he was engaged in the development of EEG diagnostics, also making significant contributions to the introduction of echoencephalography and electromyography, as well as developmental neurology.

He was habilitated in the autumn of 1969. From 1973 until his retirement in September 1997, aged 65, Palm was professor and head of the clinic of paediatric neuropathology at the university children's clinic at the University of Münster. Palm was three times elected "Teacher of the year" by his students.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper for information submitted.


  • Osteome der Stirnhöhle und der Siebbeinzellen, Beziehungen zwischen Ursprungsort und Wachstumstendenz. Diss. med. Münster. Münster 1959.

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