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Magnus Gustaf (Gustaf) Retzius


Swedish anatomist and physiologist. Studied medicine in Uppsala and Stockholm; doctorate, Lund, 1871. Docent in anatomy, Karolinska Institutet, 1871; professor extraordinarius, histology, 1877; professor of anatomy, 1889–90. After 1890, devoted all his time to research. Prolific writer in German and Swedish on anatomy, histology, and anthropology.