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Max Holzmann (31 March 1899 – 27 January 1994) was a Swiss cardiologist.

Max Holzmann
Born(1899-03-31)31 March 1899
Died27 January 1994(1994-01-27) (aged 94)
AwardsMarcel Benoist Prize (1955)

Early lifeEdit

Max Holzmann was born on 31 March 1899 in Zurich, the son of physician Moritz Holzmann and Anna Helena Lerch. Holzmann took a degree in medicine in Zurich and Lausanne, and in 1923 graduated with a doctor of medicine degree. Holzmann worked as a doctor in Vienna, Paris and at the University Hospital in Zurich.

Holzmann taught from 1959 to 1969 as a lecturer and honorary professor at the University of Zurich. He also acted in 1948 as co-founder of the Swiss Society of Cardiology, of which he was president from 1952 to 1955.

Later lifeEdit

He died on 27 January 1994 in Zurich, two months before his 95th birthday.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1931, Holzmann married Elisa, daughter of Emil Rüegg, in Zurich.


Holzmann published over a hundred papers on radiology and electrocardiography.

  • Clinical Electrocardiography (textbook), 1945–1965, 5th edition



  1. ^ "Past laureates – Benoist". Retrieved 2016-09-10.

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