Hugo Gray

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Hugo Grau (born April 15, 1899 in Marktl , † June 27, 1984 in Weilheim (Upper Bavaria) ) was a German veterinary atom .


Grau was a student of Hermann Baum at the Veterinary Anatomical Institute of the University of Leipzig . In November 1933 he signed the German professors' confession of Adolf Hitler . From 1935 to 1938 he taught on behalf of the Persian government as a full professor of veterinary anatomy in Karaj near Tehran and helped set up the local veterinary training facility.

1953 to 1964 he was professor for anatomy, histology and developmental theory at the University of Munich . Grau initiated the new building for animal anatomy in Munich and the separation into two chairs. He co-founded the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists and the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists .

Grau was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit on May 14, 1965 .


  • Outline of the histology and comparative microscopic anatomy of domestic mammals (with Peter Walter ), 1968
  • Textbook on the histology and comparative microscopic anatomy of domestic animals (with Otto Krölling ), 10 1960



Hugo Grau was married. He didn't have any children.


  • Bernd Vollmerhaus (Ed.): Hugo Grau (1899–1984) - Years of Wandering and Fulfillment of a Researcher Life. Logos Verlag, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-89722-178-0 .

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