Franz Ludwig Fick
|Franz Ludwig Fick|
Franz Ludwig Fick (1813-1858)
|Born||18 May 1813
|Died||31 December 1858
|Institutions||University of Marburg|
|Alma mater||University of Marburg|
|Doctoral advisor||Christian Heinrich Bünger|
|Doctoral students||Adolf Fick|
|Other notable students||Carl Ludwig|
|Known for||Cerebral phantom|
Franz Ludwick Fick (18 May 1813 – 31 December 1858) was a professor of anatomy at the University of Marburg.
In 1835, he received his MD under Bünger from the University of Marburg.
Fick studied the developmental mechanics of bone growth, especially of the skull. He invented the cerebral phantom - an openable paper model showing the various parts of the brain that became the prototype of openable figures in medical texts. Fick wrote texts on human anatomy and pathology. He studied the mechanism of vision and the function of the retina. He investigated the function and performance of the taste buds and described the anatomy of elephant's ears.
Books by Fick
-  Franz Ludwig Fick, Tractatus de illegitimo vasorum cursu hominibus innato cum tabulis duabus, typis Elwerti academicis, 1854.
- Neue Deutsche Biographie, Duncker & Humblot: 1953-1990, Vol. 5, pp. 128–129.
- Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte, Urban & Schwarzenberg: 1962, Vol. 2, p. 515.
- Archiv Rassen-Ges. Biol. 1922-3, Vol. 14, pp. 159–175.
- I. Schnack, Lebensbilder aus Kurhessen und Waldeck 1830-1930, N. G. Elwert: 1939-1958, Vol. 4, pp. 74–82.