Hartog Jakob Hamburger
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.
What is an eponym?
An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus
any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.
What is Whonamedit?
Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms.
It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person,
with a biography of that person.
Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only.
No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically,
therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be
affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.