Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Carl Ludwig, pioneer in human physiology

    Carl Ludwig (1816 -1895), one of the greatest physiologists of the nineteenth century, made important contributions to a variety of disciplines. An activist in his youth, he found it necessary at one stage to switch medical schools; and also while a student became interested in fencing, which accounts for a prominent scar on his upper…