Embryology History - Caspar Wolff
Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1734-1794) was a German embryologist and anatomist best known today for the structures bearing his name: & Wolffian body (mesonephros)
- Wolffian duct (mesonephric duct)
- Wolffian cyst (mesonephric origin uterine broad ligament cyst)
Thought also to be a founder of the germ layer theory. His doctorate dissertation Theoria generationis (1774) discarded the developmental theory of preformation.
Later in his career, his teaching in Berlin was opposed by the professors of the Medical-Surgical College, who had guild privileges to teach medicine.
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2020, January 28) Embryology Embryology History - Caspar Wolff. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Embryology_History_-_Caspar_Wolff
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