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Richard L. Heschl

Richard L. Heschl

Austrian anatomist
Richard L. Heschl
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Quick Facts

Intro Austrian anatomist
Was Anatomist Educator
From Austria
Type Academia Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 5 July 1824, Fürstenfeld, Hartberg-Fürstenfeld District, Styria, Austria
Death 26 May 1881, Vienna, Austria (aged 56 years)
Star sign Cancer
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Richard Ladislaus Heschl (July 5, 1824, in Welsdorf, nearby Fürstenfeld, Steiermark – May 26, 1881, in Wien) was an Austrian anatomist.


In 1849 he received his medical doctorate from the University of Vienna, where in 1850 he became a "first assistant" to Carl von Rokitansky (1804-1878). In 1854 he was appointed professor of anatomy at the medical-surgical school in Olomouc, and during the following year became a professor of pathological anatomy in Krakow. In 1861 he became a professor at the medical-surgical school at Graz (from 1863 a full professor), serving as university rector in 1864-65. In 1875, he returned to the University of Vienna. After his death, his position at Vienna was filled by Hans Kundrat (1845-1893).

Heschl is credited as the first physician to describe the transverse temporal gyrus or "Heschl's gyrus", located in the primary auditory cortex. This anatomical structure processes incoming auditory information.

Literary works

  • Compendium der allgemeinen und speziellen pathologischen Anatomie, (1855) - Compendium of general and special pathological anatomy.
  • Sectionstechnik, (1859)
  • Über die vordere quere Schläfenwindung, (1878) - On the front transverse temporal gyrus.
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