German physician and medical author; born at Filehne, province of Posen, Prussia, May 6, 1862. He received his education at the gymnasium of his native town and at the University of Berlin, whence he was graduated as doctor of medicine in 1889. After having been assistant physician at the Litten'schen Poliklinik für Innere Krankheiten at Berlin from 1889 to 1892, he engaged in private practise in that city in 1893.

Becher has written several essays, among which may be mentioned: "Choleraverschleppung," in "Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift," 1892; "Cholera und Binnenschifffahrt," ib. 1893; "Experimentelles über Anwendung des Röntgenverfahrens in der Medizin," ib. 1896 (jointly with R. Lehnhoff); "Ueber Körperform und Lage der Nieren," ib. 1898.

  • Pagel, Biographisches Lexikon, s.v., Vienna, 1901.
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