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Gustav Ludwig Tornwaldt

Born  1843
Died  1910

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German physician, born May 15, 1843, Danzig; died November 21, 1910, Danzig. Name also spelled Thornwaldt.

Biography of Gustav Ludwig Tornwaldt

Gustav Ludwig Tornwaldt studied at Greifswald, Berlin, and Halle. He obtained his doctorate in Halle in 1866 and then received further education in Vienna. He settled in his native city of Danzig.

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