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Peutz, Johannes Laurentius Augustinus (1886–1957)

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English Names

Jan Peutz

Original Names

Johannes Laurentius Augustinus Peutz

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Date Country, City of Birth

March 24, 1886, Uithuizen, The Netherlands

Date City of Death

December 20, 1957, ‘s Gravenhage, The Netherlands

History of Life

Jan Peutz was born in 1886 in Uithuizen, a small village in the province of Groningen in the Northern part of the Netherlands, as oldest of nine children. His father was the first principal of the Catholic elementary school and the son of an immigrant from Winterberg in Germany. His mother (Margreet Feddema) was born in a well-to-do family from the same province near the village of Leens. After elementary school, he attended the Rolduc College in Kerkrade, in the Southern more catholic part of the Netherlands. Jan Peutz studied medicine at the Universities of Groningen and Utrecht and graduated in 1914. He started his residency in internal medicine in 1915 in the city of Rotterdam and visited clinics in Germany, Italy, and Belgium. One of...


  • Typhoid Fever
  • Nasal Polyposis
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Societal Organization

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References and Further Reading

  • Bruwer, A., Bargen, J. A., & Kierland, R. R. (1954). Surface pigmentation and generalized intestinal polyposis (Peutz-Jeghers syndrome). Proceedings of the Staff Meetings. Mayo Clinic, 29, 168–171.

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  • Offerhaus, G. A., Peutz, H. R., & Giardiello, F. M. (2008). Biographical Sketch of Jan Peutz. Gastroenterology, 134, 1628–1629.

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  • Peutz, J. L. A. (1916). Enkele opmerkingen over vaccinotherapie bij febris typhoidea. Uit de Geneeskundige Afdeeling (Dr. H. Burgerhout) en het Laboratorium (Dr. R. De Josselin de Jong) van het ziekenhuis aan den Coolsingel te Rotterdam. Nederlands Maandschr v Geneesk:555–567.

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  • Peutz, J. L. A. (1918). Iets over vetstoffen in de urine (Uit het R.K. Ziekenhuis, Westeinde, ‘s Gravanhage). Nederlands Maandschr v Geneesk:728–739.

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  • Peutz, J. L. A. (1921). Over een zeer merkwaardige, gecombineerde familiaire polyposis van de slijmvliezen van den tractus intestinalis met die van de neuskeelholte en gepaard met eigenaardige pigmentaties van huid- en slijmvliezen. Nederlands Maandschr v Geneesk, 10, 134–146.

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  • Peutz, J. L. A. (1944). Bedrust als voornaamste middel bij de behandeling van maag- en duodenumzweren. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 88, 113–115.

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  • Van Wijk, Th. W. (1950). Over het syndroom polyposis adenomatosa gastrointestinalis generalisatia heredofamiliaris gecombineerd met huid- en slijmvliespigementaties of ziekte van Peutz (thesis). Leiden.

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  • Van Wijk, T. W. (1958). In memoriam Dr. Johannes Laurentius Augustinus Peutz. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 102, 404–405.

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  • Westerman, A. M., et al. (1999). Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: 78-year follow-up of the original family. The Lancet, 353, 1211–1215.

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Peutz-Kootstra, C.J. (2016). Peutz, Johannes Laurentius Augustinus (1886–1957). In: van Krieken, J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Pathology. Encyclopedia of Pathology. Springer, Cham.

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