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Adolph Henke

German physician

Died when: 68 years 117 days (819 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Adolph Henke Adolph Christian Heinrich Henke (13 April 1775 in Braunschweig – 8 August 1843) was a German physician and pharmacologist known for his work in medical forensics. He was father-in-law to anatomist Rudolf Wagner (1805-1864). Following studies at the Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig, he continued his education at the University of Helmstedt, where one of his instructors was chemist Lorenz von Crell (1744-1816). Afterwards, he studied medicine with surgeon August Gottlieb Richter (1742-1812) and obstetrician Friedrich Benjamin Osiander (1759-1822) at the University of Göttingen, subsequently receiving his doctorate in 1799 at Helmstedt. In 1805 he became an associate professor of medicine at the University of Erlangen, where in 1814, he became a professor of physiology, pathology and state pharmacology.
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