Karl Friedrich Burdach  

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Karl Friedrich Burdach (1776–1847) was a German physiologist, born in Leipzig.

He was graduated in medicine there in 1800; became professor of physiology in the University of Dorpat in 1811, and four years later took a similar position at the University of Königsberg.

He provided in 1822 the name--due the arching shape of its longest fibres--now given to the arcuate fasciculus.

Among his works are:

  • Diatetik für Gesunde (1805)
  • Enzyklopädie der Heilwissenschaft (three volumes, 1810-12)
  • Vom Bau und Leben des Gehirns und Rückenmarks (three volumes, 1819-25)
  • Die Physiologie als Erfahrungswissenschaft (1826-40)
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