Marlis Tolksdorf

Marlis Tolksdorf (1924 – 1997) was a German cytogeneticist.

Eponymously remembered for her description of Wiedemann-Tolksdorf syndrome in 1973

  • Born 1924
  • Kinderklinik der Universität, Kiel, Germany.
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Abteilung für Allgemeine Pädiatrie, Universität Kiel
  • Städtischen Kinderklinik Krefeld tätig
  • Died 1997

The credit for our communications on various chromosomopathies is mainly due to Marlies Tolksdorf, with whom I worked for many years. It was she who organized and chaired the 1970 Annual Meeting of the Federal German Human Cytogeneticists, which was held in Kiel

Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann 1992

Medical Eponyms
Wiedemann-Tolksdorf syndrome (1973)

A syndrome of mental retardation, delayed speech development, accelerated growth, peculiar sheep-like facies [Schafsgesicht], and deformities of the fingers and toes.

First described in 1973 by Tolksdorf and Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann (1915-2006), and attributed as eponym by Schönenberg in 1974

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Studied at Univerisity of Cambridge - BA MB BChir. British doctor working in emergency medicine in Perth, Australia. Special interests include primary care and emergency medicine.

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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