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Karl Georg Lucas Christian Bergmann

Born  1814
Died  1865

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German anatomist, physiologist and biologist, born May 18, 1814, Göttingen; died April 30, 1865, Geneva, Switzerland.

Biography of Karl Georg Lucas Christian Bergmann

Karl Georg Lucas Christian Bergmann obtained his medical doctorate at Göttingen in 1838. He was Obermedicinalrath and professor of anatomy and physiology at Rostock. Between 1839 and 1862 he published a series of papers on comparative anatomy in Johannes Peter Müller's (1801-1858) Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin.

Bergmann was Privatdocent in Göttingen, becoming professor extraordinary in 1843. From October 2, 1852 he was Professor Ordinarius and member of the Medicinal-Commission in Rostock. He was appointed Obermedicinalrath in 1861. He died in Geneva on April 30, 1865, on his return from Mentone, where he had spent the winter because of ailing health.

We thank Andre Trombeta for information submitted.


  • De placentae foetalis resorptione. Doctoral dissertation, Göttingen, 1838.
  • Zur Kenntniss des Tarsus der Wiederkäuer und paarzehigen Pachydermen.
    Rectoratspr., Rostock, 1858.
  • Kreislauf des Blutes.
    In: Rudolf Wagner (1805-1864), publisher: Handwörterbuch der Physiologie mit Rücksicht auf physiologische Pathologie. Braunschweig, 1842-1853. Volume II.
  • Ueber den Einfluss der Physiologie auf die gerichtliche medicin.
    Handwörterbuch der Physiologie mit Rücksicht auf physiologische Pathologie. Volume III.
  • C. Bergmann and Karl Georg Friedrich Rudolph Leuckart (1823-1898), publishers:
    Anatomisch-physiologische Uebersicht des Thierreiches. Vergleichende Anatomie und Physiologie. Stuttgart, 1852.
  • A. Henke:
    Lehrbuch der gerichtlichen Medicin.
    13th edition, published by Carl Bergmann and with supplements by Bergmann. Berlin, 1859.
  • August Hirsch, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker.
    Urban & Schwarzenberg. 2nd edition. Berlin, 1929. Volume 1, page 480.

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