He studied philosophy, mathematics, science and medicine at the University of Strasbourg, receiving his doctorate in 1781. After graduation, he continued his medical studies in Paris with Pierre-Joseph Desault (1738-1795), and in London with John Hunter (1728-1793). Following his return to Strasbourg he worked as an obstetrical adjunct. In 1785 he was appointed a full professor of anatomy and surgery in Strasbourg. In 1794, with the creation of the Ecole de Santé, his post became the chair of anatomy and physiology, and in 1808 it was renamed as the chair of normal and pathological anatomy.
- "Lauth's canal": Also known as the "sinus venosus sclerae".
- "Lauth's ligament": Also known as the transverse ligament of the atlas.
- Dissertatio inauguralis botanica de Acere, 1781 - monograph on the genus Acer.
- Scriptorum Latinorum de aneurysmatibus collectio, 1785
- Nosologia chirurgica, 1788 - Surgical nosology.
- Elemens de myologie et de syndesmologie, 1798 - Elements of myology and syndesmology.
- Histoire de l'anatomie, 1815 - History of anatomy.
- De l'esprit de l'instruction publique, 1816.
- Lemnius, Levinus - viaLibri
- NDB/ADB Deutsche Biographie
- Collections et Musées des Universités de Strasbourg Biographies
- Dictionary of Medicine: French-English with English-French Glossary by Svetolik P. Djordjević Lauth's canal
- Google Books A Practical Medical Dictionary ... by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
- The American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 : 8th ed. 1916 printing eponyms
- Google Books The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, Volume 1 - edited by Liberty Hyde Bailey
- WorldCat Identities (publications)
- "Author Query for 'Lauth'". International Plant Names Index.