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Hugo Kronecker

Hugo Kronecker

German physiologist
Hugo Kronecker
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Intro German physiologist
A.K.A. Karl Hugo Kronecker
Was Scientist Biologist Professor Educator Physiologist
From Germany
Type Academia Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 27 January 1839, Legnica, Poland
Death 6 June 1914, Bad Nauheim, Germany (aged 75 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
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Hugo Kronecker in 1909

Karl Hugo Kronecker (27 January 1839 – 6 June 1914) was a German physiologist from Liegnitz, Prussian Silesia. He was the brother of Leopold Kronecker.

He studied medicine in Berlin, Heidelberg and Pisa, and received the M.D. degree in Berlin. From 1868, he worked in the Leipzig Physiological Institute, (later known as Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology with Carl Ludwig. He received habilitation (permission to lecture) in 1872 with a thesis on fatigue and recovery of skeletal muscles.

In 1878, he moved to Berlin to become department director in the Physiological Institute. In 1885, he was appointed chairman of Physiology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. There he built a new Institute of Physiology.

Kronecker received the honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of Glasgow in June 1901.

He died in Bad Nauheim.

Hugo Kronecker and his learner Samuel James Meltzer were the first, who studied (in 1883) oesophageal manometry in humans.

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