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Heinrich F. Hoyer

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Polish histologist and embryologist, born April 26, 1834, Inowrazlaw, Province of Posen; died 1907.

Biography of Heinrich F. Hoyer

Heinrich F. Hoyer
Hoyer’s father was an apothecary. He studied in Breslau from 1853 to 1856, and in Berlin 1857. Already while still a student he devoted himself eagerly to the study of histology and embryology. In 1858 he became Karl Bogislaus Reichert’s (1811-1884) assistant in Breslau, but soon was called to Warsaw. As Adjunct here he first taught physiology and histology, in 1860 became extraordinary and in 1862 full professor of histology, embryology and comparative anatomy, remaining in this position until he became emeritus in 1894.

Hoyer’s untiring work produced an exemplary directed laboratory at which, during the period of 1867 to 1883, students and young physicians authored 42 histological works.

He was one of the most active members of the Warsaw medical society, and from 1881 was active on the editorial board of the Gazeta lekarska, a medical journal published by some younger physicians in Warsaw. He also co-editor of the weekly medical journal Tygodnik lekarski.

Besides his own publications, Hoyer was a contributor to the Jahresberichte über die Fortschritte der Anatomie und Physiologie by Hoffmann and Gustav Albert Schwalbe (1844-1916).

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