Max Joseph von Pettenkofer (1818-1901)

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Date 1968
Metal silver
Shape round
Weight 11.2 g
Marks D
Rarity Common
5 Deustche Mark coin issued in 1968 and commemorating the 150th anniversary of birth of Von Pettenkofer.

Von Pettenkofer was physician and pharmacist. In 1847, he became professor of medicinal chemistry in Munich. He is well-known for his work and scientific contributions in the field of hygiene.