Leopold Auerbach

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Leopold Auerbach (1828-1897)

Leopold Auerbach (27 April 1828 – 30 September 1897) was a German anatomist and neuropathologist born in Breslau.

Education and career[edit]

Auerbach studied medicine at the Universities of Breslau, Berlin and the Leipzig. He became a physician in 1849, obtained his habilitation in 1863. From 1872 he was an associate professor of neuropathology at the University of Breslau.

Discoveries[edit]

Auerbach was among the first physicians to diagnose the nervous system using histological staining methods. He published a number of papers on neuropathological problems and muscle-related disorders.

He is credited with the discovery of Plexus myentericus Auerbachi, or Auerbach's plexus, a layer of ganglion cells that provide control of movements of the gastro-intestinal tract, also known as the "myenteric plexus".

"Friedreich–Auerbach disease" is named after Auerbach and pathologist Nikolaus Friedreich (1825-1882). It is a rare disease characterized by hemi-hypertrophy of the facial features, tongue and tonsils.[1]

Family[edit]

Auerbach died in Breslau. His son Felix Auerbach was a renowned physicist.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Leopold Auerbach (1923). Organologische Studien. Zur Charakteristik und Lebensgeschichte der Zellkerne, Volumes 1-2. Nabu Press. p. 296. ISBN 1294240250. 
  • Leopold Auerbach (1920). Das Jüdische Obligationenrecht Nach Den Quellen Und Mit Besonderer Berücksichtigung Des Römischen Und Deutschen Rechts. Die Natur Der Obligation. Nabu Press. p. 662. ISBN 1148925120. 
  • Leopold Auerbach. Denkwürdigkeiten des Geh. Regierungsrathes und Polizeidirectors Dr. Stieber. Aus seinen hinterlassenen Papieren. Nabu Press. p. 334. ISBN 1293488100. 
  • Leopold Auerbach (Jan 1, 1890). Das Judenthum und seine Bekenner in Preussen und in den anderen deutschen Bundesstaaten. University of Michigan Library. p. 516. ISBN 1293488100. 
  • Leopold Auerbach (1870). Das Jüdische Obligationenrecht V1: Umriss der Entwicklungsgeschichte des Jüdischen Rechts. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. p. 646. ISBN 1167725093. 

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