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Brunner, Johann Conrad

Born: 1653 AD
Died: 1727 AD
Nationality: Swiss
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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.