Henle, Jacob

Henle, Jacob

(Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle) (frē`drĭkh go͝os`täf yä`kôp hĕn`lə), 1809–85, German anatomist and histologist. A pupil of J. P. MüllerMüller, Johannes Peter
, 1801–58, German physiologist and anatomist. From 1833 until the end of his career he was professor at Berlin. He was famed as a teacher; for his extensive research in many fields, including embryology, general and microscopic pathology,
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, he taught at Zürich, Heidelberg, and Göttingen. He contributed pioneer work on the microscopic structure of tissues, including the renal tubules that bear his name, epithelium, hair, and blood vessels. He anticipated PasteurPasteur, Louis
, 1822–95, French chemist. He taught at Dijon, Strasbourg, and Lille, and in Paris at the École normale supérieure and the Sorbonne (1867–89).
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 in his theory that microorganisms cause infectious diseases. He wrote Handbuch der systematischen Anatomie (3 vol., 1866–71) and other important works.
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