Berlin: Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. (19" x 12"). Rebound in gray boards.37pp. Two plates, Some light scattered foxing. near fine. Item #52414
Robert Remak is remembered for discovering and naming - in 1842 - the three germ layers of the early embryo: the ectoderm, the mesoderm and the endoderm. He discovered the nonmedullated nerve fibres in 1838, and in 1844 the nerve cells of the heart, called Remak's ganglia. He was also a pioneer in the use of electrotherapy for the treatment of nervous diseases. This work describes the ganglia in the nerves of the stomach.