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Joseph von Gerlach (1820 – 1896)

A German professor of anatomy at the University of Erlangen. He was a native of Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. Gerlach was a pioneer of histological staining and anatomical micrography. In 1858 Gerlach introduced carmine mixed with gelatin as an histological stain.

  • "Gerlach's valve" (valvula processus vermiformis) is named after him. This anatomical structure is a fold of membrane located at the opening of the vermiform appendix.
  • He was a major proponent of the theory that the brain's nervous system consisted of processes of contiguous cells fused to create a massive meshed network.

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