Georg Erhard Hamberger

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Georg Erhard Hamberger
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Georg Erhard Hamberger
Born21 December 1697
Died22 July 1755 (1755-07-23) (aged 57)
Alma materUniversity of Jena
Known forPhysiology of respiration
Scientific career
FieldsMedicine, physiology, botany
InstitutionsUniversity of Jena
Doctoral advisorJohann Adolph Wedel[1]
Doctoral studentsChristoph Andreas Mangold[1]

Georg Erhard Hamberger (21 December 1697 – 22 July 1755) was a German professor of medicine, surgery, and botany.


Hamberger was born in Jena, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Jena in 1721.[2] He studied the physiology of respiration, especially with respect to breathing.[3] He authored a textbook on physiology, covering the thorax muscles, intercostal muscles, and pleural sac. He also studied the reaction of camphor and nitric acid. His writings included the study of gravitation and the ascension of gases.


  1. ^ a b "Academic Genealogy of the NDSU Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology" (PDF). North Dakota State University, USA. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Georg Erhard Hamberger at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Georg Erhardt Hamberger" (PDF). Chemical Genealogy. University of Illinois, USA. Retrieved March 19, 2012. External link in |work= (help)

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