Johann Samuel Eduard d'Alton

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Johann Samuel Eduard d'Alton

Johann Samuel Eduard d'Alton (born July 17, 1803 in Sankt Goar , † July 25, 1854 in Halle (Saale) ) was a German anatomist .

Johann Samuel Eduard d'Alton studied medicine at the University of Bonn and went to Paris in 1827 . In the same year he became professor of anatomy at the Berlin Academy of Arts . In 1833 he became associate professor at the university, in 1834 professor of anatomy in Halle (Saale). In 1838 he was elected a member of the Leopoldina . His father Joseph Eduard d'Alton was also an anatomist.


  • Handbook of Comparative Human Anatomy (Leipz. 1850, Vol. 1)
  • De monstris, quibus extremitates superfluae suspensae sunt (Hall 1853)
  • De monstrorum duplicium origine (das. 1849)
  • The fossil Gavial von Boll in Württemberg (with Hermann Burmeister ) (Halle 1854).
  • He also began the continuation of his father's "Comparative Osteology" and delivered a work with Friedrich Schlemm on the nervous system of fish.


Individual evidence

  1. Sabine Zwiener: Samuel Eduard d'Alton (1803-1854): Leben und Wirken  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Toter Link /   . Halle, 2004. (Dissertation).
  2. ^ Member entry of Johann Samuel Eduard d'Alton at the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina , accessed on March 24, 2013.