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Wilhelm Krause

Born  1833
Died  1910

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German anatomist, born July 12, 1833, Hannover; died February 4, 1910, Charlottenburg.

Biography of Wilhelm Krause

Wilhelm Krause was the son of the eminent anatomist Karl Friedrich Theodor Krause (1797-1868). He received his medical education in Göttingen, Berlin, Vienna, and Zurich. He obtained his doctorate in 1854, and in 1860 came to Göttingen as professor extraordinary. In 1892 he was called to Berlin as head of the laboratory of anatomical institute. He published more than 100 lesser works in medical journals.

Krause distinguished the genital bodies from endbulbs by their larger size and by the presence of constrictions on their surface; these bodies were similar in location, nerve supply and form, and basic construction. This definitive work was done with only dilute alkali or acetic acid solutions together with the occasional use of Berlin blue.


  • Die Brechungsindices der durchsichtigen Medien des Auges. Hannover, 1855.
  • Die terminalen Körperchen der einfach sensiblen Nerven. Hannover, 1860.
  • Anatomische Untersuchungen. Hannover, 1861.
  • Das pathologische Institut zu Göttingen. Braunschweig, 1862.
  • Die Trichinenkrankheit und ihre Verhütung. Göttingen, 1863.
  • Beiträge zur Neurologie der oberen Extramität. Leipzig and Heidelberg, 1865.
  • Varietäten der Arterien und Venen. Braunschweig 1868; 2nd edition, 1876.
  • Die Membrana fenestrata der Retina. Leipzig, 1868.
  • Die Anatomie des Kaninchens. Leipzig, 1868.
  • Die Nervenvarietäten beim Menschen. With Telgmann. Leipzig, 1868.
  • Die motorischen Endplatten der quergestreiften Muskelfasern. Hannover, 1869.
  • Handbuch der menschlichen Anatomie.
    [3rd edition of his fathers work]. 3 volumes. Hannover, 1876, 1879, 1880.
  • Handbuch der Anatomie des Menschen. Leipzig, 1899.

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