Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Bruch biography

Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Bruch

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1819 – 1884

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Who was Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Bruch?

Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Bruch was a German anatomist born in Mainz.

In 1842 he earned his medical doctorate from the University of Giessen, and in 1845 he received his habilitation with a dissertation on rigor mortis called "Nonnulla de Rigore Mortis". In 1850 he was appointed professor of anatomy and physiology at the University of Basel, and in 1855 returned to Giessen as a professor.

Associated eponyms

"Bruch's glands": Lymph nodes located in the palpebral conjunctiva. Sometimes referred to as trachoma glands.

"Bruch's membrane": Innermost layer of the choroid.

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Born
May 1, 1819
Mainz
Education
  • University of Giessen
Died
Jan 4, 1884

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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