Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: syringomyelia

  • Johann Conrad Brunner and his work on the pancreas

    In the history of medicine, the Swiss anatomist and physician Johann Conrad Brunner is more often remembered for discovering the glands in the duodenal mucosa than for his experiments on the pancreas. Though able to surgically induce at least transient diabetes mellitus in dogs, he failed to make a connection between the pancreas and diabetes,…