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Tivadar Hüttl, Rector Magnificus of the Academic Year 1939/40 of the Tisza István University
Published January 14, 2020

Tivadar Hüttl, Professor of Surgery the Rector Magnificus of the Hungarian Royal István Tisza University of Debrecen during the Academic Year 1939/40. Tivadar Hüttl – whose father was the owner of a successful porcelain factory – graduated as a doctor of medicine from the University of Arts and Sciences of Budapest, and worked there the I. Surgery Clinic besides Professor Tibor Verebély. In 1921, he was entrusted with the management of the Surgery Clinic in Debrecen, and one year later, he became a director-professor. In his clinic, he organized sections of otorhinolaryngology, stomatology, urology, traumatology, orthopaedics, etc., which later became independent clinics. He established an important scientific school; his students came to him from all over the world. In the academic year of 1939-1940, he was the rector of the István Tisza University of Arts and Sciences of Debrecen, and the representative of the university in the Upper House of the Hungarian Parliament. In 1944, he stayed in Budapest because of the war, and after his return, he was deprived of the position of professor on indignant causes in a show trial. From 1951 to his death in 1955, he was the head physician of the National Institute of Oncology in Budapest.


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Megemlékezés Hüttl Tivadarról
Published April 12, 2015

MY GRANDFATHER, PROFESSZOR TIVADAR HÜTTL. he commemoration speech was told by the grandson of Tivadar Hüttl, Tivada Hüttl Junior in 2013 at the unveiling of the professor’s sculpture in the sculpture park in the Medical Central at the Debrecen University. His son and grandson, bearing the same name, have doctors and the love for this profession gave them strength. Hardly any heirloom or family stories remained for the descendants.

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