Johann Gottlieb Walter

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Johann Gottlieb Walter
Born July 1, 1734
Königsberg
Died January 4, 1818
Berlin
Nationality German
Known for work in human anatomy, large sample collection

Johann Gottlieb Walter (July 1, 1734 – January 4, 1818) was a German physician, specialising in human anatomy.

Walter was born in Königsberg. He studied in Königsberg and Berlin under Johann Friedrich Meckel von Hemsbach and Johann Nathanael Lieberkühn. He was awarded a medical degree at Frankfurt (Oder) in 1757. After Meckel's death, he became professor of anatomy in Berlin in 1774.[1]

Walter started and maintained a large collection and museum of anatomical samples, which was bought for 100.000 Thaler by the state, and became the foundation for the anatomical-zoological museum of the Berlin Academy.[1]

Walter died in Berlin.

Works[edit]

  • Theses anatomico-physiologicae, dissertationi de emissariis Santorini praemissae (Königsberg 1757).
  • Observationes anatomicae (Berlin 1775).
  • Epistola anatomica de venis oculi summatim et in specie de venis oculi profundis, retinae, corporis ciliaris, capsulae lentis corporis vitrei et denique de arteria centrali retinae (Berlin 1778).
  • Tabulae nervorum thoracis et abdominis (Berlin 1783),[1] in 1804 published in English as "Plates of the Thoracic and Abdominal Nerves, Reduced from the Original as Published by Order of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin".
  • Myologisches Handbuch (Berlin 1795).
  • Abhandlung von trocknen Knochen des menschlichen Körpers (Berlin 1798).
  • Museum anatomicum per decem lustra congestum, (1805).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ADB:Walter, Johann Gottlieb Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ Google Books publications

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