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Schlesinger Dead; Vienna Physician

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Professor Hermann Schlesinger, world famous physician, is dead here at the age of sixty-eight.

Professor Schlesinger, who was the physician of Theodor Herzl, father of modern political Zionism, was born in Pressburg on June 2, 1866. Since 1905 he was head of the general hospital here.

Professor Schlesinger was the author of some 300 publications, many of which were important contributions to modern medicine. He was co-founder with Dr. Max Herz of the Vienna Medical Club, which gave rise to the Society for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Specially known for his work on nervous diseases and senility, he had countless physicians studying under him. Many of his works have been translated into six or more languages.

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