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"Gebhard. Professor. Specialist in infantile paralysis and leg muscle operations. Coming from a poor Bavarian family, Gebhard was a school-mate of Himmler's and remained one of his very closest friends. Himmler spent a great deal of time in Hohenlychen where Gebhard headed a large hospital for wounded SS.
"He operated on the King of Belgium and had flown to Crete and Stalingrad to perform operations.
"On occasional visits to the RSHA to obtain cigarettes, cognac, etc., Gebhard always tried to pick up the latest inside stories and asked about the state of morale. Kaltenbrunner always avoided talking to him about political matters. He felt that Gebhard's information would be passed on in an exaggerated form to Himmler, over whom Gebhard exercised considerable influence."