Ludwig, Carl, 1816-1895

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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.

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referencedIn Warren P. Lombard papers, 1877-1939 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Ludwig, Carl, 1816-1895,. [Ludwig stromuhr] realia : 7470 / Designed by Carl Ludwig. Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen and Health Center
creatorOf Ludwig, Karl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1816-1895. Autograph letter signed : [Leipzig?], to an unidentified recipient, 1876 Jan. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lombard, Warren P. (Warren Plimpton), 1855-1939. Warren P. Lombard papers, 1877-1939. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Ludwig, Karl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1816-1895. Autograph letter signed : Leipzig, to an unidentified recipient, 1885 Nov. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bleile, Albert M. Correspondence, 1879-1891. Ohio State University Libraries
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associatedWith Lombard, Warren P. (Warren Plimpton), 1855-1939. person
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Cardiovascular Physiology


Birth 1816-12-29

Death 1895-04-27




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