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Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann

Birthplace: Zschortau
Death: Died in Halle (Saale)
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Wilhelm Volkmann and Friederike Tugendreich Volkmann
Husband of Adelheid Volkmann
Father of Wilhelm Volkmann; Anna Volkmann; Fanny Heidenhain and Richard von Volkmann

Occupation: Physiologe
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About Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann

Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann (1. juuli 1801[1] Zschortau – 21. aprill 1877 Halle) oli arstiteadlane ja Tartu Ülikooli rektor 1841–42. Õppis Leipzigi Ülikoolis 1821–1828. Töötas sealsamas eradotsendina 1828–1834 ja professorina 1834–1837. Oli Tartu Ülikoolis 1837–1843 füsioloogia, patoloogia ja semiootika kateedri professor.[2]. 1843–1877 oli professor Halle Ülikoolis. Ta oli Tartu ülikooli rektor 30. detsembrist 1841 kuni 21. novembrini 1842.

Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann (1 July 1801 – 21 April 1877) was a German physiologist, anatomist, and philosopher. He specialized in the study of the nervous and optic systems.

Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann (* 1. Juli 1801 in Zschortau; † 21. April 1877 in Halle (Saale)) war ein deutscher Physiologe. --------------------

lfred Wilhelm Volkmann (1 July 1801 – 21 April 1877) was a German physiologist, anatomist, and philosopher. He specialized in the study of the nervous and optic systems.

Contents [hide] 1 Biography 2 Research 3 Works 4 Family 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links Biography[edit] He was born in Leipzig, and studied there from 1821, and in 1826 he obtained his doctorate. In 1828 he was habilitated as Privatdozent at the University of Leipzig. It was there that he became professor extraordinary of zootomy in 1834. In 1837 he went to Dorpat as professor of physiology, pathology and semiotics. However, his residence in Dorpat was short: he left for Halle as early as 1843. In 1854 Volkmann assumed as well the teaching of anatomy, until 1872, when physiology was branched off and given to Julius Bernstein.

In 1872, after his fiftieth doctoral jubilee he retired completely from his university activities. He died in Halle.

Research[edit] Today, he is most remembered for his additions to the physiology of the nervous system and physiological optics. In 1842 he demonstrated that sympathetic nerves were largely made up of medullated fibres arising from sympathetic and spinal ganglia. However, he also delineated and identified numerous features of gross anatomy, including Volkmann's Channels. Additionally, Volkmann was an evangelical who opposed materialism and gave a number of speeches against the materialist assumption of identity between the body and mind.

Works[edit] Anatomy of Animals (1831–33) The Independence of the Sympathetic System of Nerves (1842) Elasticity of Muscles (1856) Physiological Researches in the Department of Optics (1863–64) Family[edit] Richard von Volkmann, his son, became a distinguished surgeon.

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Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann's Timeline

July 1, 1801
August 17, 1830
Age 29
Age 35
April 21, 1877
Age 75
Halle (Saale)