Gustav von Bunge
Gustav von Bunge
|Died||November 5, 1920 (aged 76)|
|Known for||Research regarding alcoholism|
|Institutions||University of Basel|
|Notable students||Hans Hunziker|
Gustav Piers Alexander von Bunge (19 January 1844, Dorpat – 5 November 1920, Basel) was a German physiologist known for work in the field of nutrition physiology. He was the son of botanist Alexander von Bunge (1803–1890).
In 1874 he received his degree in chemistry at the University of Dorpat, followed by a doctorate in medicine at the University of Leipzig in 1882. At Dorpat, he had as instructors, Friedrich Bidder (1810–1894) and Carl Schmidt (1822–1894). In 1885 he became an associate professor, and from 1886 until his death in 1920, he served as a professor of physiological chemistry at the University of Basel.
He was the author of treatises on alcoholic spirits, of which he denounced as a "threat to health and heredity". His name is associated with "Bunge's rule", a nutritional law based on his research of human and animal milk – "that nutrients in milk are proportional to the growth of the offspring".
Works by Bunge that have been translated into English
- "Text-book of physiological and pathological chemistry", (translated from the fourth German edition by Florence A. Starling and edited by Ernest H. Starling). (Digital edition in German by the University and State Library Düsseldorf)
- "The alcohol question", 1886.
- "Alcoholic Poisoning and Degeneration", 1905.
- "Text-book of organic chemistry for medical students", 1907.
- JN Nutrition (biography)
- Health, Race and German Politics Between National Unification and Nazism by Paul Weindling.
- New Physis
- Biodiversity Heritage Library (publications)
- Google Books (publications)