Carl Bergmann (anatomist)

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Carl Bergmann
Born(1814-05-18)May 18, 1814
DiedApril 30, 1865(1865-04-30) (aged 50)
Alma materUniversity of Göttingen
Known for"Bergmann's rule"
Scientific career
FieldsAnatomy, physiology

Carl Georg Lucas Christian Bergmann (18 May 1814 – 30 April 1865) was a German anatomist, physiologist and biologist who developed the Bergmann's rule.[1]


In 1838 Bergmann received his medical doctorate at the University of Göttingen, and later on, served as Obermedicinalrath and as a professor of anatomy and physiology at the University of Rostock. Between 1839 and 1862 he published a series of papers on comparative anatomy in Johannes Peter Müller's Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin.[2]

He obtained his habilitation at the University of Göttingen and was named an associate professor in 1843. From October 1852 he was a full professor and a member of the Medicinal Commission in Rostock. In 1861 he was appointed Obermedicinalrath. He died in Geneva on April 30, 1865, on his return from Menton, where he had spent the winter because of health problems.[2]



  1. ^ Bergmann's rule at Who Named It
  2. ^ a b Karl Georg Lucas Christian Bergmann at Who Named It