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Vollmerhaus, B.; Vollmerhaus, R.; Roos, H.; Knospe, Clemens; Reese, Sven ORCID: 0000-0002-4605-9791 (2009): Die Mittlere Lebensdauer der Veterinäranatomen an Deutschsprachigen, Tierärztlichen Bildungsstätten. In: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, Vol. 38, No. 2: pp. 96-102
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Abstract

The average lifespan of veterinary anatomists was statistically analysed. All teachers who ever taught veterinary anatomy (formerly ‘zootomy’) and histology/embryology separately or in combination with other subjects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were included in that circle. The observation period was from the foundation of the veterinary schools up to the present. We find that the average lifespan of this specific group is not different from that of the general population. Comparable previous opinions on the lifespan of anatomists, estimated as shorter than that of the general population by Hyrtl, and longer by Voss, are incorrect. This opportunity is also used to mention our time-honored; especially the early completed and aged colleagues.