Today In Medical History – November 9

(1810) German surgeon Bernhard von Langenbeck is born. He founded Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery, the oldest journal of medical surgery in the world.

(1850) German pharmacologist Louis Lewin is born. He created a classification for psychoactive plants and drugs, which was based on their pharmacologic actions.

(1873) German neurologist and neurosurgeon Otfrid Foerster is born. He helped to map the motor cortex of the brain, and created the hyperventilation test for epilepsy.

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