Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas

Samuel Thomas Soemmerring, German anatomist, 1755-1830

Soemmering was a German physician, anatomist, anthropologist, and paleontologist. He discovered the macula in the retina of the human eye. His investigations on the brain and the nervous system, on the sensory organs, on the embryo and its malformations, on the structure of the lungs, etc., made him one of the most important German anatomists. In addition, Soemmerring was a very creative inventor, having designed a telescope for astronomical observations and an electrical telegraph in 1809. He worked on the refinement of wines, sunspots and many diverse other things. In 1811 he developed the first telegraphic system in Bavaria.

  • Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas, German anatomist (1755-1830). Autograph letter signed.Frankfurt, 1 Oct 1803.

  • Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas von. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen einiger Misgeburten die sich ehemals auf …Mainz, 1791.

  • Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas von, Anatom und Anthropologe (1755-1830). Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Soemmering").Frankfurt a. M., 3 Mar 1826.

  • Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas von, German physician and anatomist (1755-1830). Autograph letter signed.Frankfurt a. M., 22 Oct 1825.