- Category : 1875-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Upheaval 1
German surgeon, the first to describe the condition of plantar fibromatosis in 1894, which was later known as Ledderhose's disease.
Ledderhose studied in Strasbourg under Georg Albert Lücke (1829-1894), receiving his medical doctorate in 1880 and later working in Strasbourg hospital as a surgeon. He became Professor for Surgery in Strasbourg in 1891. He later worked in Munich, where he became honorary professor.
In 1876, Ledderhose discovered glycosamine whilst working on cartilage with Ernst Felix Immanuel Hoppe-Seyler (1825-1895) in Strassburg. Although first identified by him, the stereochemistry of the compound was not fully defined until 1939 by the work of Walter Haworth.
Ledderhose died on 1 February 1925 in Munich, Germany, aged 69.