Friedrich Schlemm

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Friedrich Schlemm

Friedrich Schlemm (born December 11, 1795 in Lattice am Berge near Salzgitter , † May 27, 1858 in Berlin ) was a German anatomist and lecturer in surgery.


Friedrich Schlemm began his medical studies in Braunschweig at the anatomical-surgical institute in 1813 and continued it in Berlin in 1817. In 1821 he acquired his doctorate, in 1823 he completed his habilitation and became a prosector at the University of Berlin . In 1829 he became associate professor, in 1833 full professor of anatomy and as such teaching as second professor of anatomy alongside Johannes Müller . He was later appointed to the Secret Medical Council.

Schlemm successfully held surgical operation courses and became known as an anatomist primarily for his dissection of cadavers and the production of scientific demonstration specimens in spirit or alcohol , some of which are still preserved today at the Humboldt University in Berlin . He was a member of the Berlin Masonic Lodge Zum Pilgrim .

He discovered the Schlemm Canal , named after him , the drainage path for the aqueous humor of the eye .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach : Schlemm, Friedrich. In: Werner E. Gerabek , Bernhard D. Haage, Gundolf Keil , Wolfgang Wegner (eds.): Enzyklopädie Medizingeschichte. De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2005, ISBN 3-11-015714-4 , p. 1301.
  2. ^ Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach: Schlemm, Friedrich. 2005, p. 1301.
  3. Schlemm's operations exercises are presented on the cadaver and edited as a guide for the same. Berlin 1845.