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Albrecht von Haller

Albrecht von Haller Biography

Scientist


ABOUT
Swiss anatomist, physiologist, and writer known for his contributions to botany and the study of anatomy. He was also a poet, having translated the poetry of Ovid and Virgil.
BEFORE FAME
When he was young, he studied a number of languages, including Greek, Hebrew, Chaldee, and Latin.

FAMILY LIFE
Two of his sons, Albrecht and Gottlieb, also became botanists.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He attended the prestigious University of Tübingen, where Wolfgang Kohler also attended.
TRIVIA
He is credited in an early homeopathic textbook for asserting that the curative abilities of medicines can best be observed by studying their affects on healthy individuals.

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