Moritz Kaposi

Moritz Kaposi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Moritz Kaposi (Hungarian: Kaposi M r) (born 23 October 1837 in Kaposv r, Hungary - 6 March 1902 in Vienna, Austria) was an important Hungarian physician and dermatologist, discoverer of the skin tumor that received his name (Kaposi's sarcoma). Born to a Jewish family, originally his surname was Kohn; but, with his conversion to the Catholic faith, he changed it to Kaposi in 1871, in reference to his town of birth. One purported reason behind this is that he wanted to marry a daughter of current dermatology chairman, Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, and advance in the society, which he could not have done being of Jewish faith. This seems unlikely in as much as he married Martha Hebra and converted to Catholicism several years prior to changing his name, by which time he was already well-established in the Vienna University faculty and a close associate of von Hebra. A more plausible explanation is based on his own comments to colleagues that he changed his name to avoid confusion with five other similarly named physicians on the Vienna faculty.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Fidel
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136739194
  • 9786136739199