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Alexis Labhart

Born  1916

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Swisss internist, born May 4, 1916, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Biography of Alexis Labhart

Alexis Labhart was born to Swiss parents in St.Petersburg the year before the Russian revolution. In 1918 they returned to Switzerland and settled in Basel, where Alexis received his schooling. He graduated in medicine from the University of Basel in 1944 with a thesis on tuberculosis in concentration camps.

He worked for a period in a sanatorium in Davos and in 1947 became resident in internal medicine at the Inselspital – the University Hospital Bern. He worked his way thorugh the ranks and in 1969 became full professor of internal medicine at the University of Zurich.


    A. Labhardt:
    Tuberculosis in Concentration Camps.
    Thesis, University of Basel, 1944.
  • E. R. Froesch, A. Labhart, R. Neher, A. Prader, W. Ziegler:
    Diagnostische Anwendung eines neuen Adrenostaticum.
    Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Basel, 1959, 89:1232-4.
  • Peter Beighton & Gretha Beighton:
    The Person Behind the Syndrome. Springer Verlag, London, 1997.

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