Eduard Weber

Eduard Friedrich Weber (* March 10, 1806 in Wittenberg, † 18 May 1871 in Leipzig) was a German physiologist and anatomist.


The son of Michael Weber and his first wife Christiana Wilhelmina Friederica Lippold, was at the orphanage school and the Pädagogium in Halle ( Saale) prefigured. Weber studied medicine at the University of Leipzig and University of Halle- Wittenberg, where he in 1829 with the 1830 printed Inauguralabhandlung Disquisitio anatomica uteri et ovariorum Puellae septimo a conceptione the defunctae ( Anatomical examination of the uterus and ovaries of a deceased seven days after conception girl ) medical doctorate earned. He practiced then in Hall as assistant physician at the Clinic of Krukenberg, in Naumburg ( Saale) and Göttingen, where he worked with his brother Wilhelm Eduard the mechanics of the human Gehwerkzeuge (Göttingen 1836).

In 1836 he accepted an appointment as prosector at the anatomical institute in Leipzig. In 1838 he qualified as a lecturer at the University of Leipzig with the treatise Quaestiones physio logicae de phenomenis electro - magneticis in corpore humano observatis ( Physiological studies in the human body observed electro - magnetic phenomena ). In this position, since 1847 as an associate professor, he worked until his death.

Through his treatise muscle movement in Rudolf Wagner Handbook of physiology, he opened in this part of the new science pathways.