Max Fürbringer

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Max Carl Anton Fürbringer (January 30, 1846–March 6, 1920) was a German anatomist. Known for his anatomical investigations of all types of vertebrates, he specialized in ornithological research — avian systematics, morphology and classification.

Biography[edit]

He studied at the University of Berlin, and at the University of Jena with Karl Gegenbaur.[1][2] He obtained his doctorate with a thesis on the muscles and bones of dinosaurs. He later worked as a prosector under Gegenbaur at the University of Heidelberg, followed by professorships in Amsterdam, Jena (from 1888) and Heidelberg (from 1901).[3]

Selected writings[edit]

  • Die Knochen und Muskeln der Extremitäten bei den schlangenähnlichen Saurien (“The bones and muscles of the extremities in the snake-like dinosaurs”), 1870
  • Zur Entwickelung der Amphibienniere (“The development of amphibian kidneys”), 1877
  • Vergleichende Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Excretionsorgane der Vertebraten (“Comparative anatomy and history of development of the excretion organs of the vertebrates”), 1878
  • Untersuchungen zur Morphologie und Systematik der Vögel (“Researches on the morphology and systematics of the bird”), 1888
  • Über die spino-occipitalen Nerven der Salachier und Holocephalen und ihre vergleichende Morphologie, 1897
  • Beitrag zur Systematik und Genealogie der Reptilien (“Contribution to the systematics and genealogy of the reptiles”), 1900
  • Zur vergleichenden Anatomie des Brustschulterapparates und der Schultermuskeln (“Comparative anatomy of the breast-shoulder apparatus and the shoulder muscles”), volumes 4 and 5, 1900-1902

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fürbringer, M. (1888), Untersuchungen zur Morphologie und Systematik der Voegel, Amsterdam: van Halkema (1751 pages).
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Fürbringer, Max Karl". Encyclopedia Americana. 
  3. ^ Heidelberg University Library (biography)

External links[edit]

  • Pagel: Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Berlin, Wien 1901, Sp. 566-567.