Samuel Thomas von, German anatomist, 1755-1830. See: Soemmerring ganglion, Soemmerring ligament, Soemmerring muscle, Soemmerring spot, ring of Soemmerring.
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How to tell life and death apart if death, as Buchner's contemporary, the German physician Thomas von Soemmerring tried to prove, did not occur immediately upon decapitation?
Responding to Samuel Thomas Soemmerring's research on these "cranial waters," Kant speculates, in Gigante's wording, that "the cerebral moisture that Soemmerring called soul provided material evidence for a symbolic unity in multeity, the unity of the transcendental self" (173).
Although the German philosopher and lawyer Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel cited lack of education as the reason for women's lesser intellect as early as 1792 and the German anatomist Samuel Thomas von Soemmerring noted in 1796 that the female skull was relatively larger than the male skull when compared to their respective skeletons, the majority of their contemporaries chose to see intelligence as an innate characteristic independent of education and relative skull size.