Prochaska, Georgius

Abstract

1749–1820 Moravian ‐born physician who worked in the universities of Prague and Vienna on anatomy and physiology. Through his work on reflex action he became the posthumous ‘victim’ of a charge of plagiarism against Marshall Hall.

Keywords: reflex action; vis nervosa; sensorium commune; Marshall Hall; Robert Whytt; epigenesis

Further Reading

Prochaska G (1780–1784) Adnotationum Academicarum, 3 vols. Prague: Apud Wolfgangum Gerle.

Prochaska G (1800) Operum Minorum Anatomici Physiologici et Pathologici Argumenti, 2 vols. Vienna: Prostat Apud Wappler et Beck.

Prochaska G (1851) A Dissertation on the Functions of the Nervous System.(Commentatio de Functionibus Systematis Nervosi), Laycock T (transl.). London: Sydenham Society.

Canguilhem G (1955) La Formation du Concept de Réflexe aux XVIIe et XVIIIe Siècles. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970–1980) Gillispie CC (ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Manuel DE (1996) Marshall Hall (1790–1857): Science and Medicine in Early Victorian Society. The Wellcome Institute Series in the History of Medicine. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi BV.

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Manuel, Diana E(May 2001) Prochaska, Georgius. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002458]