1653 – Johann Conrad Brunner was born.
1620 – At Schaffhausen he studied under Johann Jakob Wepfer, who was also his father-in-law.
1686 – He was a professor of anatomy and physiology at the University of Heidelberg.
– Brunner is remembered for his experiments and studies of the pancreas and the internal secretions associated with the organ.
1683 – He removed the pancreas from a dog and noticed that the animal experienced extreme thirst and polyuria.
– He was however, unable to provide the link between the role of the pancreas and diabetes.
– He published the findings concerning his pancreatic research in a treatise titled Experimenta Nova circa Pancreas. Accedit diatribe de lympha & genuino pancreatis usu.
1687 – He described tubuloalveolar glands in the submucous layer of the duodenum, which were later named Brunner’s glands.
1727 – Johann Conrad Brunner died.