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Konrad Langenbeck 1776-1851

Son of a pastor, Konrad Johann Martin Langenbeck attended medical school in Jena, Germany, from 1794 to 1798, then practiced surgery in his home town of Horneburg. There he was so successful in carrying out eye operations that he received a stipend from the then court of Hanover for further studies in Vienna and Wurzburg. […]

The pains and pleasures of spicy food

Danielle Dalechek Norfolk, Virginia   Human tongue. Credit: Macroscopic Solutions. Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC Do you enjoy the painful yet delightful sensation of spicy chili peppers making your mouth feel as if it were on fire? Are you a fan of eating dishes that make your eyes tear and your nose run? If so, it […]