CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today’s History Feature:

Dr. Anton Nuhn

(Jun 21, 1814 – Jun 27, 1889)

💠German Anatomist

His contributions…

🔸Nuhn studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg and started his career as a Professor at the Institute of Anatomy in Heidelberg.

🔸Dr. Nuhn had shown great interest in observing Gross Anatomy. This led him to spend around 40 years of his life researching the same.

🔸He researched Lymphatic system and found its relationship with Venous system.

🔸He further described the Process vaginalis, which is an important structure in hernia repair.

🔸His eponym…

🔅Nuhn gland, also called as Anterior Lingual Gland, is a seromucous gland located near the apex of the tongue on either side of the frenulum.

🔸Dr. Nuhn also wrote a detailed dissection manual and compiled his investigations in a book with anatomical illustrations for surgeons. His work is cited in many anatomy and surgical text books even today.

A Day to Commemorate…

The Creator of Vintage Anatomical Illustrations

Dr. Anton Nuhn 🙏

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