Meckel, Johann Friedrich, the Younger


1781–1833 German anatomist, pioneer of pathological anatomy and teratology, who built up an important anatomical collection in Halle.

Keywords: pathological anatomy; comparative anatomy; anatomical collection; teratology

Further Reading

Meckel JF (1812–1818) Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie. Halle: Kummer.

Risse G (1970–1980) JF Meckel. In: Gillispie CC (ed.), vol. 9, pp. 252–253. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Rüdinger F (1885) Johann Friedrich Meckel der Jünger. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, vol. 21, pp. 160–162. Berlin: Duncker & Humbloth.

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Lohff, B(Apr 2001) Meckel, Johann Friedrich, the Younger. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002874]