Carl Bergmann (anatomist)

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Carl Bergmann
Born (1814-05-18)May 18, 1814
Died April 30, 1865(1865-04-30) (aged 50)
Residence Göttingen
Citizenship German
Fields Anatomy, physiology
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Known for "Bergmann's rule"

Carl Georg Lucas Christian Bergmann (18 May 1814 – 30 April 1865) was a German anatomist, physiologist and biologist who developed the Bergmann's rule.


Carl Bergmann obtained his medical doctorate at the University of Göttingen in 1838. He was Obermedicinalrath and professor of anatomy and physiology at University of Rostock. Between 1839 and 1862 he published a series of papers on comparative anatomy in Johannes Peter Müller's (1801–1858) Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin.

Bergmann was Privatdozent in Göttingen and appointed extraordinary professor in 1843. From October 2, 1852 he was Professor Ordinarius and member of the Medicinal Commission in Rostock. In 1861 he was appointed Obermedicinalrath. He died in Geneva on April 30, 1865, on his return from Mentone, where he had spent the winter because of ailing health.


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