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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the person behind the name

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.

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a 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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