(zœ′mər-ĭng), Samuel Thomas von 1755-1830.
German anatomist noted for describing and naming the cranial nerves.
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6) Siegert highlights that already the Soemmering telegraph, invented in 1809, worked on the basis of contemporaneous neurological knowledge, and also Sarasin emphasizes the importance of the telegraph as a model for explaining neurological processes (Siegert 165-66; Sarasin 345-53).
Davis) ("Camper, Soemmering, Lawrence, Virey, Ebel, and Blumenbach agree that the brain of the negro is smaller; and Gall, Spurzheim, and Combe, that it is so distributed as to denote less capacity for reasoning and judging than the Caucasian.