Edgar von Gierke

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Edgar Otto Conrad von Gierke (9 February 1877, Breslau – 21 October 1945) was a German doctor, who specialised in glycogen synthesis. This research led him to the discovery of glycogen synthesis type I in 1929.

He married Julie Brown in 1912 and fathered 4 children.

Glycogen storage disease type I is named for him, commonly known as Von Gierke disease.

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Doctor/1362 at Who Named It?