Monday, September 27, 2010

Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann

Alfred Volkmann
Alfred Wilhlem Volkmann (1801 - 1877) German anatomist, physiologist and evangelical philosopher. He was among the first to demonstrate that the sympathetic nerves consist mainly of small, medullated fibers from the sympathetic and spinal ganglia. Volkmann's canals, arterial channels within the compact bone, which connect the capillaries within the Haversian canals and carry blood to the bone from the periosteum, are named after him. His son, Richard von Volkmann, was a distinguished surgeon.


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