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The Men or Women Behind Nevi: Alfred Guido Miescher

Fabrizio Vaira, MD1; Gianluca Nazzaro, MD1; Carlo Crosti, MD1; Stefano Veraldi, MD1
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1Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(4):411. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.9675.
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The man behind Miescher nevus is Alfred Guido Miescher. He was born on November 4, 1887, in Naples, Italy. His mother was Marietta Berner, and his father, Max Eduard Miescher, was a businessman. He was the nephew of Johannes Friedrich Miescher (1844-1895), professor of pathophysiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and discoverer of nucleic acids. After the father’s death, he followed his mother to Basel, her hometown, where Guido completed his school.



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