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Ludwig, Carl [Karl] Friedrich Wilhelm

Witzenhausen, Germany
29.12.1816

Leipzig, Germany
27.04.1895

Degrees: M.D., University of Marburg, 1840
Career: 1834 enrollment as a medical student at the University of Marburg; compelled to leave the university, he studied at Erlangen and at the surgical school in Bamberg, then again at Marburg; 1840 medical degree (under Johannes Müller); 1841 prosector of anatomy under Ludwig Fick; 1842 venia legendi with a dissertation on the mechanism of renal function; 1846 associate professor (extraordinarus) at Marburg; 1847 visit to Berlin where he met Helmholtz, Brücke, and Du Bois-Reymond; 1849 appointment as professor of anatomy and physiology at Zurich; 1855 professor of anatomy and physiology at the Josephinum in Vienna; 1865 chair of physiology in Leipzig; 1869 founded the Physiological Institute at Leipzig, which was devoted to histology, physiological chemistry, and the physical study of physiological problems.
Selected works: Ludwig, Carl. 1852. Lehrbuch der Physiologie des Menschen. Heidelberg: C. F. Winter Ludwig, Carl. 1856. Lehrbuch der Physiologie des Menschen. Heidelberg: C. F. Winter Ludwig, Carl. 1847. Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Einflusses der Respirationsbewegungen auf den Blutlauf im Aortensysteme. Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin: 242- 302
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