Wilhelm Löffler (doctor)

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Wilhelm Löffler (1961)

Wilhelm Löffler (1887–1972) was a Swiss doctor.[1]

Loeffler endocarditis and Löffler's syndrome are named for him.

In 1955, he diagnosed Thomas Mann with thrombophlebitis.[2]


  1. ^ doctor/626 at Who Named It?
  2. ^ Bollinger A (1999). "[The death of Thomas Mann: consequence of erroneous angiologic diagnosis?]". Wien Med Wochenschr (in German) 149 (2-4): 30–2. PMID 10378317.