of Zurich) explores the social construction of medical knowledge, focusing on Swiss polymath Albrecht von Haller
(1708-77), best known in the history of medicine for his concept of irritability and sensibility.
The scientist and poet Albrecht von Haller
(1708-77), Swiss by birth, but from 1736 to 1753 Professor of Anatomy, Botany, and Surgery at the University of Gottingen and editor of the Gottingische Gelehrte Anzeigen, was the author of one of the last great correspondences of the period, which he conducted in French, German, English and Latin.
Established in 1751 as the second oldest German academy (after Berlin-Brandenburg) by the great scholar Albrecht von Haller
, the academy elected, and still elects, its "regular" members principally from the university faculty.
It was Albrecht von Haller
who named the ovarian follicles after De Graaf, calling them ova Graafiana; later they came to be called Graafian vesicles and eventually, Graafian follicles.
One of the first modern poets to treat nature as a principal subject, he was the forerunner of the new poetic attitude toward nature in German literature that culminated in the works of Heinrich von Kleist and the Swiss anatomist and physiologist Albrecht von Haller