Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Du Bois-Reymond, Emil Heinrich

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DU BOIS – REYMOND, Emil Heinrich, Ph.d., Member and Perpetual Secretary of the Imperial Academy of Berlin, Imperial Privy Councillor, Professor in Ordinary of Physiology in the University of Berlin and Director of the Physiological Apparatus, and of the Physiological Laboratory, was born at Berlin, Nov. 7, 1818. In 1851 Dr. Du Bois-Reymond, who by his researches in the department of Animal Electricity has rendered the most important services to science, was elected a Member of the Imperial Academy. In 1858 he was nominated Professor of Physiology in the University, and afterwards was made a Perpetual Secretary of the Academy. He has written "Investigations on Animal Electricity" (vol. I., 1848, vol. II., Pt. I., 1849, Pt. II., 1860); "De fibræ muscularis reactione ut chemicis visa est acida," 1859; and other learned works.