- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz

Born  1821
Died  1894

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, German physician, physicist, and philosopher, born August 31, 1821, Potsdam, Prussia; died September 8, 1894, Charlottenburg, Berlin.

Biography of Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz

One of Germany's greatest scientists in the nineteenth century.

Biography will be enetred later. In the meantime, see any good dictionary.

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