Leuckart, Karl Georg Friedrich Rudolf


1822–1898 German zoologist who made major contributions to comparative anatomy and classification of invertebrates, and helped establish the formal study of parasitology.

Keywords: zoology; parasitology; polymorphism; Taenia; Trichina spiralis

Further Reading

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography, New York: Scribner.

Grove DI (1990) A History of Human Helminthology. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Leuckart R (1886) The Parasites of Man, and the Diseases which Proceed from Them, Hoyle WE. (transl.). Edinburgh: Young J Pentland.

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Power, HJ(Apr 2001) Leuckart, Karl Georg Friedrich Rudolf. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002860]