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Karl Samuel Andersch

Born  1732-09-17
Died  1777

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German antomist, born September 17, 1732, Jatschen, Lithuania; died 1777, Königsberg.

Biography of Karl Samuel Andersch

Karl Samuel Andersch Andersch was the son of a farmer. A skilled anatomist of whom little is known. He studied in Göttingen as one of Victor Albrecht von Haller's (1708-1777) best pupils; he was probably conferred doctor of medicine in this town and died there in 1777, after having fallen into melancholy in 1775. He is remembered as the discoverer of the Ganglion petrosum of the glossopharynx, and as author of a commendable monograph on the anatomy of the nervous system.


  • Tractatio anatomico-physiologica de nervis humani corporis aliquibus, quam editit Ernst. Ph. Andersch. Partes prior et altera.
    178 pages, 2 pl. Published by his nephew, Ernst Philipp Andersch. 2 parts. Regiomonti (Königsberg), A. Fasch, 1797.
  • Fragmentum descriptionis nervorum cardiacorum (vel potius arteriarum prope cor) dextri lateris etc.
    Published by Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1755-1830) in 1791 and reprinted in Carl Friedrich Ludwig's (1816-1895) Scriptores neurologici minores.

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