Ludwig Fischer (1828 - 1907)
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BiographyLudwig, a Swiss man, started out as a pharmacist, took courses in natural history at various big universities (Genf, Jena, Berlin and Zurich), using his pharmaceutical expertise to leverage (as we say in the consulting business) his newfound botanical knowledge. Dörfelt says that Fischer graduated in 1853, with a thesis on cyanobacteria, but doesn't say where. In 1860, he has appointed professor of botany and director of the Botanic Garden in Bern. His son, Eduard Fischer, was also a mycologist.
Heinrich Dörfelt & Heike Heklau (1998) Die Geschichte der Mykologie
(Die Geschichte der Mykologie)
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