Otto Kohlrausch

Surgeon, Deceased Person

1811 – 1854

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Who was Otto Kohlrausch?

Otto Ludwig Bernhard Kohlrausch was a German physician and surgeon born in Barmen.

He studied natural sciences at the University of Bonn and medicine at Georg-August University of Göttingen. In 1835 he began practicing medicine in Hannover, and in 1841 established a health spa at Bad Rehburg on behalf of the government.

Otto Kohlrausch was a member of a distinguished family of scientists and scholars, and was an uncle to famed physicist Friedrich Kohlrausch. The eponymous "Kohlrausch's valves" are named after him. Another anatomical structure associated with his name is "Kohlrausch's muscle", a term used to refer to any of the longitudinal muscles of the rectal wall.

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Born
Mar 20, 1811
Barmen
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  • University of Bonn
Died
Nov 14, 1854
Hanover

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on July 23, 2013

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