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Untersuchungen über den Zusammenhang von Nerv und Muskelfaser.
Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1863, 4, 44 pp., 4 feine Stahlstichtafeln mit 15 Abb., OBrosch. First Edition. With Four fine engraved plates after the author's drawings. Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann (1843-1909) of Leipzig, a pupil and friend of Haeckel, succeeded Donders at Urtrecht, in 1897 he transferred to Berlin for the chair of physiology, where he become successor of Du Bois-Reymond. He was one of the founders of the myogenic theory of cardiac transmission. Engelmann carried out some investigations on muscle structure and the bases for muscular contraction.This early and significant study on the connection between the nerves and muscle fibers was published when the author was only 20 years old and still 4 years from his Ph.D. at Leipzig under the ophthalmologist Theodor Ruete. Engelmann is further remembered for his discovery of the chemotactic effect of oxygen on certain bacteria and its use to detect traces of free oxygen, and for his studies of photosynthesis. See: Garison & Morton No. 642 (on muscle) DSB IV: pp.371-373 with reference to this early work Rothschuh, "Hist. physiol.", pp.341-342
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