REMAK

REMAK, German family of neurologists. ROBERT REMAK (1815–1865) was born in the province of Posen and was one of the first Jews to become lecturer (Dozent) at the University of Berlin, by special permission of Emperor Frederick William IV. In 1859 he was appointed associate professor of medicine. He made important contributions in the fields of anatomy, histology, neurology, and electrotherapy. He discovered the nonmedullated nerve fibers (Remak fibers), and a sympathetic ganglion in the heart tissue (Remak's ganglion). In opposition to accepted theories, he stated that cell growth to form tissue is achieved by cell division. He also proved that the double middle embryological germ layer is a single structure. His contributions in the field of electrotherapy include substitution of galvanic for induced current and the introduction of galvanic therapy for certain nerve and muscle diseases. His son, ERNST JULIUS REMAK (1849–1911), continued the work of his father in neurology and his contributions to medicine were mainly in electrodiagnosis and electrotherapeutics. He described the so-called Remak's reflex of the first three toes as an indication of disturbances in the spinal cord, and described a form of paralysis of the extensor muscles of fingers and wrists. His publications include Grundriss zur Elektrodiagnostik und Elektrotherapie (1909) and Neuritis und Polyneuritis (1899). Born in Berlin, he became an assistant in the clinic for nervous diseases at the Charité Hospital of that city. In 1902 he was appointed associate professor of neurology at Berlin University. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: S.R. Kagan, Jewish Medicine (1952), 153–4, 379–80. (Suessmann Muntner)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Remak — oder Remák ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ernst Julius Remak (1849–1911), deutscher Neurologe Patricia Remak (* 1965), niederländische Politikerin Robert Remak (Arzt) (1815–1865), deutscher Arzt Robert Remak (1888–1942), deutscher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Remak — is a surname and may refer to:* Robert Remak (1815 1865), Polish/German neurologist, zoologist * Ernst Remak (1849 1911), German neurologist, son of Robert Remak * Patricia Remak (1965), former Dutch politician See also * Moses ben Jacob… …   Wikipedia

  • Remak — Remak, 1) Robert, Mediziner, geb. 26. Juli 1815 in Posen, gest. 29. Aug. 1865 in Kissingen, studierte in Berlin, wurde 1843 Assistent Schönleins und arbeitete über den feinern Bau der Nerven (marklose Nervenfasern) und die Entwickelungsgeschichte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Remak — Remak, Robert, Nervenarzt, geb. 26. Juli 1815 in Posen, 1859 Prof. in Berlin, gest. 29. Aug. 1865 in Kissingen, entdeckte die Remakschen (marklosen) Nervenfasern u.a., Begründer der Elektrotherapie. – Sein Sohn Ernst Julius K., geb. 26. Mai 1849… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Remák — Zoltán Remák (* 15. Januar 1977) ist ein slowakischer Radrennfahrer. Remák begann seine Karriere 2005 bei dem Radsport Team CK ZP Sport A.S. Podbrezova. In seinem ersten Jahr konnte er den Prolog bei der Ungarn Rundfahrt für sich entscheiden.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Remak — Ernst J., German neurologist, 1848–1911. See R. reflex, R. sign. Robert, Polish German anatomist and histologist, 1815–1865. See R. nuclear division, R. fibers, under fiber, R. ganglia, under ganglion, R. plexus …   Medical dictionary

  • remak's — re·mak s …   English syllables

  • REMAK — Bedende ruhun bakiyyesi. * Koyun sürüs …   Yeni Lügat Türkçe Sözlük

  • Remak Ramsay — (born February 2, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a veteran stage, film and television actor. tage plays* Half a Sixpence (1965 66), as Young Walshingham * Lovely Ladies (1970), as Captain McLean * Sheep on the Runway (1970), as Edward Snelling * …   Wikipedia

  • Remak , Robert — (1815–1865) Polish–German embryologist and anatomist Remak, born the son of a shopkeeper in Posen (now in Poland), obtained his MD from the University of Berlin in 1838. Although he spent most of his career there and despite his considerable… …   Scientists

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.