Ludwig, Carl, 1816-1895Alternative names
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig (b. December, 29 1816, Witzenhausen, Germany–d. April 23 1895, Leipzig, Germany) was a German physician and physiologist. In 1865 he jointed the faculty at the University of Leipzig and developed there the Physiological Institute. Ludwig researched several topics such as the physiology of blood pressure, urinary excretion, and anesthesia. He received the Copley Medal in 1884 for his research. In 1869, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He is credited for inventing the stromuhr.
Since 1932 the Carl Ludwig Honorary Medal is awarded by the German Society for Cardiology to outstanding investigators in the area of cardiovascular research.
- Cardiovascular Physiology
- Leipzig, 13, DE
- Witzenhausen, 05, DE