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Altmeyer's Encyclopedia is an independent, evidence-based medical information resource on specialist level. Since 1986 it has been continuously updated and expanded by only the most accomplished medical professionals in their field. It offers access to over 61,800 up to date articles and 12,600 high quality images from various disciplines.

News from the department of Internal medicine

Latest entry in the department of Internal medicine:


Metformin History Biguanides, to which metformin belongs, were already used in the Middle Ages in Southern and Eastern Europe for the treatment of diabetes in the form of the plant galega officinalis (yarrow), which is rich in guanidine. Watanabe was the first to demonstrate its blood sugar-lower...

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Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer


One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.