In 1864 he earned his medical doctorate in Vienna, and was later a professor of anatomy in Prague and Vienna. He was the author of the popular Anatomischer Atlas für Studirende und Ärzte (Atlas of Human Anatomy For Students and Physicians), a work that was later translated into English.
His name is lent to the following four anatomical eponyms:
- "Toldt's fascia": Continuation of Treitz's fascia behind the body of the pancreas.
- "Toldt's fascia flap": A recent technique for repairing large diaphragmatic hernias.
- "Toldt's membrane": The anterior layer of the renal fascia.
- "White line of Toldt": Lateral reflection of posterior parietal peritoneum of abdomen over the mesentery of the ascending and descending colon.
- Parts of this article are based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.
- Mondofacto Dictionary (definition of eponyms)
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