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Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 217, Issue 3, pp 247–262 | Cite as

Karl Wittmaack: His life, temporal bone collection, and publications

On the 100th anniversary of his birth
  • Wolfgang Pirsig
  • Rolf Ulrich
Article

Summary

Karl Wittmaack (1876–1972) was professor for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology at the universities of Jena (1908–1925) and Hamburg (1926–1946). He contributed a lot of pioneer work to experimental pathology of the ear. He left a unique collection of serial sections of temporal bones from animals (55,000 slides) and man (102,000 slides). This paper gives some data on Wittmaack's life, his temporal bone collection and the unpublished list of his publications.

Key words

Wittmaack Ear pathology Temporal bone collection 

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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Pirsig
    • 1
  • Rolf Ulrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitäts-Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Klinik HamburgHamburg 20Federal Republic of Germany

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