Tag Archives: 1850-1899

Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi was StampDoc, StatueDoc and more

Camillo Golgi (Italian: [kaˈmillo ˈɡɔldʒi]; 7 July 1843 – 21 January 1926) was an Italian physician, biologist, pathologist, scientist, and Nobel laureate. Several structures and phenomena in anatomy and physiology are named for him, including the Golgi apparatus, the Golgi tendon organ and the Golgi tendon reflex. He is recognized as the greatest neuroscientist and biologist of his time.[1] Continue reading Camillo Golgi

Richard Aßmann

Richard Aßmann was MeteorologyDoc and more

Richard Assmann (Anglicized spelling of the German name Richard Aßmann); (13 April 1845 – 28 May 1918) was a German meteorologist and physician who was a native of Magdeburg. He made numerous contributions in high altitude research of the Earth’s atmosphere. He was a pioneer of scientific aeronautics and considered a co-founder of aerology.[ Continue reading Richard Aßmann

Gustav Nachtigal

Gustav Nachtigal was NaturalistDoc and more

Gustav Nachtigal (23 February 1834 – 20 April 1885) was a German explorer of Central and West Africa. He is further known as the German Empire‘s consul-general for Tunisia and Commissioner for West Africa. His mission as commissioner resulted in Togoland and Kamerun becoming the first colonies of a German colonial empire.[1] The Gustav-Nachtigal-Medal, awarded by the Berlin Geographical Society, is named after him. Continue reading Gustav Nachtigal

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was WriterDoc

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29 January 1860[1] – 15 July 1904)[2] was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics.[3][4] Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre.[5] Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said, “and literature is my mistress.
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Paolo Mantegazza

Paolo Mantegazza was SexDoc, AnthropologyDoc, PoliticDoc and WriterDoc

Paolo Mantegazza (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo manteˈɡattsa]; 31 October 1831 – 28 August 1910) was a prominent Italian neurologist, physiologist, and anthropologist, noted for his experimental investigation of coca leaves into its effects on the human psyche. He was also an author of fiction.

He was one of the pioneers of Sexual Medicine publishing works like “Fisiologia del piacere“ (Physiology of lust, 1854), „Fisiologia dell’amore“ (Physiology of Love, 1873), „Igiene dell’ amore“ (Hygienics of Love, 1877), „Gli amori degli uomini – Saggio di una etnologia dell’amore“ (Loving of Men – Samples of a Love Ethnology, 1886) und „Fisiologia della donna“ (Physiology of the Woman, 1893). Continue reading Paolo Mantegazza

Alexander Borodin

Alexander Borodin was ComposerDoc, ChemistryDoc and several important namings were given after him

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Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Порфи́рьевич Бороди́н; IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr pɐrˈfʲi rʲjɪvʲɪtɕ bərɐˈdʲin], 12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887)[1] was a Russian Romantic composer of Georgian origin, as well as a doctor and chemist. He was one of the prominent 19th century composers known as The Mighty Handful, a group dedicated to producing a uniquely Russian kind of classical music, rather than imitating earlier Western European models.[2][3][4]

Borodin is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet. A notable advocate of women’s rights, Borodin was a promoter of education in Russia and founded the School of Medicine for Women in St. Petersburg. Continue reading Alexander Borodin