Josef Arneth

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Josef Arneth (13 October 1873, Burgkunstadt – 1955) was a German physician and haematologist known for naming the Arneth count.


Josef Arneth was born in 1873 in Burgkunstadt, Upper Franconia. He studied medicine at universities in Munich, Heidelberg and Würzburg, qualifying in 1897. He subsequently worked in Würzburg before becoming professor of medicine in Münster in 1907, a position he held until 1944. He published several books on haematology, and produced research on neutrophils and their changes in reaction to infection for which he is remembered.

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