Buchheim, Rudolf


1820–1879 German pharmacologist noted for his systematic studies of drugs and their mechanisms of action. During his time as a professor in Dorpat (Tartu in Estonia) he is said to have established, at first in his home, the first laboratory of experimental pharmacology.

Keywords: pharmacology; history

Further Reading

Buchheim R (1895) Lehrbuch der ArtzneimiHellehre. Leipzig: Zweite Aufl.

Holmstedt B and Liljestrand G (1963) Readings in Pharmacology. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Schmiedeberg O (1911) Rudolf Buchheim, sein leben und seine bedeutung für die bregrundüng der wissenschaftlichen artzneimittellehre und pharmakologie. Arch Exp Path Pharmak 67: 1–54.

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Oreland, Lars(Feb 2002) Buchheim, Rudolf. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003618]