HOLGER WERFEL SCHEUERMANN (12 February 1877 – 3 March 1960) was a
Danish surgeon after whom Scheuermann\'s disease is named.
Holger Werfel Scheuermann was born into a medical family in Hørsholm
, a small town between
Øresund . He began his studies
in 1895 and graduated in medicine at the University of
1902. He then spent his hospital service in
Copenhagen at Det Kgl.
Frederiks Hospital , at Sankt Johannesstiftelsen , as well as
Rigshospitalet . At
Rigshospitalet he was assistant at the departments
of roentgenology and massage . Scheuermann trained in orthopaedic
surgery and radiology , becoming a specialist in orthopaedics and
radiology in 1918.
From 1910 to 1919 he was 1st assistant surgeon at the
for the Crippled and then became director of radiology at the Military
and Sundby Hospitals , and head physician to the navy. He undertook
several study travels to Germany, Austria and Sweden, and was chairman
of the Danske Røntgenologers Forening 1920–1922, and of Dansk
Radiologisk Selskab 1933–1934. He also became a corresponding member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1936, the same year
he was made a knight of the order of Dannebrog . Dannebrog is the name
of the Danish flag.
After his retirement in 1947 he continued in private radiological
practice for many years. In 1959 he received his doctoral degree,
honoris causa , from the University of Copenhagen, nearly 40 years
after his original submission.
Scheuermann died in 1960 in Copenhagen.
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