Caspar Bartholin the Younger

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1655 – 1738

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Who was Caspar Bartholin the Younger?

Caspar Bartholin the Younger, was a Danish anatomist who first described the "Bartholin's gland" in the 17th century.

He came from an eminent family. He is the grandson of theologian and anatomist Caspar Bartholin and son of Thomas Bartholin. His uncle was Rasmus Bartholin and his brother, a historian, was called Thomas like his father.

The discovery of the Bartholin's gland is sometimes mistakenly credited to his grandfather.

Caspar Bartholin the Younger started his medical studies in 1671 at the age of 16. When he was 19 he was appointed as professor of philosophy. He described the glands that bear his name in 1677.

In about 1696, Danish-born French anatomist Jacob B. Winsløw was Bartholin's prosector.

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Born
1655
Copenhagen
Nationality
  • Denmark
Died
Jun 11, 1738

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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