Otto Wucherer (1820-1873)
Otto Edward Henry Wucherer (7 July 1820 – 7 May 1873) was a Brazilian physician, born to a Dutch mother and German father.
He was born in Oporto, later moving to Hamburg, where he worked in a pharmacy. He studied medicine at the University of Tübingen. He later practiced in London at St Bartholomew's Hospital and in Lisbon. In 1843 he relocated to Brazil, eventually settling as a doctor in Salvador, Bahia, where he lived until 1871.
He discovered the filaria larvae in Bahia. His name is associated with the roundworm genus Wuchereria. He described the snake species Atractus guentheri and Xenopholis scalaris.
He was co-founder of the journal Gazeta Médica da Bahia.
- B.G. Firkin & J.A.Whitworth (1987). Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Parthenon Publishing. ISBN 1-85070-333-7