Prochaska, Georgius


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. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002458]