Hugo Spatz

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Hugo Spatz (September 2, 1888 - January 27, 1969) was a German neuropathologist. In 1937, he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Brain Research.[1] He was a member of the Nazi Party, and admitted to knowingly performing much of his controversial research on the brains of executed prisoners. Along with Julius Hallervorden, he is credited with the discovery of Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome (now more commonly referred to as Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration).[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Hugo Spatz Papers 1940-1945". National Library of Medicine. 
  2. ^ Strous, Rael D.; Morris C. Edelman (March 2007). "Eponyms and the Nazi Era: Time to Remember and Time For Change". Israel Medical Association Journal 9 (3): 207–214. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Hugo Spatz". Who Named It?. Retrieved 2010-12-09.