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Karl Friedrich Burdach.

Karl Friedrich Burdach (1776‚Äď1847) was a German physiologist, born in Leipzig.

He was graduated in medicine there in 1800; became professor of physiology in the University of Dorpat in 1811, and four years later took a similar position at the University of Königsberg.

He provided in 1822 the name--due the arching shape of its longest Ô¨Ābres--now given to the arcuate fasciculus.[1]

Among his works are:

  • Diatetik f√ľr Gesunde (1805)
  • Enzyklop√§die der Heilwissenschaft (three volumes, 1810-12)
  • Vom Bau und Leben des Gehirns und R√ľckenmarks (three volumes, 1819-25)
  • Die Physiologie als Erfahrungswissenschaft (1826-40)


  1. ^ Catani M, Mesulam M. (2008). The arcuate fasciculus and the disconnection theme in language and aphasia: history and current state. Cortex. 44(8):953-61. PMID 18614162

This article incorporates text from an edition of the New International Encyclopedia that is in the public domain.


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