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September 1957


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AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(3):362. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550210088017

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To the Editor: As a historian of the St. Louis Dermatological Society, I wish to direct your attention to the memory of two scientific men of Austria, who took part in the development of sciences, and particularly of our specialty.

Johann Heinrich Rille, born 1864, died on Dec. 14, 1956, four days after his 92d birthday. He was first interested in anthropology, but later dedicated his life to dermatology. He studied at the University Clinic of Isidor von Neumann in Vienna, there became assistant in 1893, and docent in 1897. He became Head of the University Dermatological Clinic in Innsbruck in 1898, and in 1902 Chief of the Dermatological Clinic in Leipzig, as successor to Gustav Riehl, which position he held until 1945. After the Clinic in Leipzig was destroyed by bombs. Rille fled to Innsbruck, where he was first interim Director of the Clinic and then nominated as

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