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Kurt Nievergelt

Born  1913

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Swiss orthopaedic surgeon, born June 25, 1913, Zurich.

Biography of Kurt Nievergelt

Kurt Nievergelt attended the universities of Zurich and Berlin. Following graduation in 1938 he held resident posts in pathology and bacteriology, and trained in orthopaedics and general surgery. From 1950 he had a consultant appointment at the Balgrist Clinic, Zurich, and later enteed private practice. Kurt Nievergelt retired in 1979.

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