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Hartog Jakob Hamburger

Born  1859-03-09
Died  1924-

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Dutch physiologist, born March 9, 1859, Alkmaar; died January 1924, Groningen.

Biography of Hartog Jakob Hamburger

Hertog Jakob Hamburger studied in Utrecht and received his doctorate there in 1883. He was Franz Cornelis Donders' (1818-1889) assistant, and in 1888 became Dozent of physiology and pathology at the national veterinary school in Utrecht. In 1901 he became professor of physiology in Groningen where he founded an important school, and in 1911 established very well equipped institute.

One of Holland's most important physiological chemists, he undertook a large number of investigations, particularly in his special field of physiological chemistry.


  • De quantitative bepaling van ureum in urine. Utrecht, 1883.
  • Osmotischer Druck und Ionenlehre in den medicinischen Wissenschaften.
    3 volumes. Wiesbaden, J. F. Bergmann, 1902-1904.
  • De invloed von het hogland op het mensdelijk organisme.
    Groningen, 1907.
  • Physikalisch-chemische Untersuchungen über Phagocyten. Wiesbaden, 1912.
  • Osmotischer Druck und Ionenlehre in ihrer Bedeutung für die Physiologie und Pathologie des Blutes.
    Berlin, 1912.
  • Quantitative Bestimmung von Niederschlägen auf mikrovolumetrischen Wege.
    In: Handbuch der biologischen Arbeitsmethoden, Abt. 1, T. 3. Berlin and Vienna, 1921.
  • Bestimmung der Resistenz der roten Blutkörperchen.
    In Handbuch der biologischen Arbeitsmethoden, Abt. 4, T. 3. Berlin and Vienna, 1924.
  • Die Technik des Arbeitens mit Phagocyten zu biologischen Zwecken.
    In Handbuch der biologischen Arbeitsmethoden, Abt. 4, T. 4. Berlin and Vienna, 1927.
  • Bestimmung des osmotischen Druckes sehr geringer Flüssigkeitsmengen auf volumetrischem Wege, mittels Blutkörperchen.
    In Emil Abderhalden, publisher: Handbuch der biologischen Arbeitsmethoden, Abt. 3, T. A. 3. Berlin and Vienna, 1928.

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