Ledderhose studied in Strasbourg under Georg Albert Lücke (1829-1894), receiving his medical doctorate in 1880 and later working in Strasbourg hospital as a surgeon. He became Professor for Surgery in Strasbourg in 1891. He later worked in Munich, where he became honorary professor.
In 1876, Ledderhose discovered glycosamine whilst working on cartilage with Ernst Felix Immanuel Hoppe-Seyler (1825-1895) in Strassburg. Although first identified by him, the stereochemistry of the compound was not fully defined until 1939 by the work of Walter Haworth.
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- W. N. Haworth, W. H. G. Lake, and S. Peat (1939) "The configuration of glucosamine (chitosamine)," Journal of the Chemical Society, pages 271-274.
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- Ledderhose G (1894). "Ueber Zerreisungen der Plantarfascie (On tears in the plantar fascia)". Archiv für Klinische Chirurgie. 48: 853–856.
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