Brunner, Johann Conrad
Born: 1653 AD
Died: 1727 AD, at 74 years of age.
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.
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