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Leonard O. Langer Jr.

Born  1928

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US radiologist, born 1928, Minnesota.

Biography of Leonard O. Langer Jr.

Leonard O. Langer Jr. graduated in medicine 1953 and trained in radiology at the University of Michigan. He entered private practice in 1966 and a decade later became a professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin. Holding academic posts in Pittsburg and Minneapolis, Langer acted as a medical advisor for the Little People of America (an organisation for persons of small stature) and established a bone dysplasia registry at the University of Minnesota Hospital. In 1984 Langer entered private radiological practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a co-author of the class atlas Bone Dysplasias.

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