Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz (6 October 1836 – 23 January 1921) was a German anatomist, known for summarizing neuron theory  and for naming the chromosome. 
Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz was a German anatomist, known for summarizing neuron theory and for naming the chromosome. He is also remembered by anatomical structures of the human body which were named after him: Waldeyer's tonsillar ring and Waldeyer's glands .
Jan 1, 2017 · Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried Waldeyer-Hartz was born on October 6, 1836, in the small town of Hehlen, near Braunschweig, kingdom of Prussia, Germany. He was son of Johann Gottfried Waldeyer, an estate manager, and Wilhelmine von Hartz. Waldeyer had a rural catholic upbringing and received his early studies at Paderborn.
Jul 30, 2021 · Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried Waldeyer-Hartz (1836 – 1921) was a German anatomist. Recognised as one of the forefathers of Anatomical science, Waldeyer’s fascia and Waldeyer’s ring are 2 of his more well known eponyms. Waldeyer introduced the term ‘ chromosome ‘ and ‘ neuron ‘ to medical terminology.
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Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried Waldeyer, known as Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Hartz from 1916, was born in Hehlen an der Weser in 1836 and died in Berlin in 1921. He attended the Gymnasium Theodorianum in Paderborn (Figure 1); he is not to be mistaken for his great-nephew Anton Waldeyer (1901–1970) who was born in Tietelsen (Kreis Höxter) and also attended th...
Waldeyer was born on October 6, 1836 in Hehlen (Kreis Holzminden). He spent his youth in the Paderborner Land region, where his father was an estate manager on Gut Abbenburg (9). He emphasized his descent from a Westfalian farming family with pride (10). The early-recognized talent of the firstborn compelled his parents to allow him to prepare for ...
The referencing of the Waldeyer fascia as an anatomical term appears to be incomplete, but from the middle of the previous century, it finds increasing usage in surgical–anatomical and surgical writing, in particular in connection with rectal surgery (2). Interestingly, the exact morphological substrate is sometimes construed and described differen...
Waldeyer’s celebrated publication “Über Karyokinese und ihre Beziehungen zu den Befruchtungsvorgängen,”“About caryokinesis and its relationships with the fertilization processes,” in which the term “chromosomes” was introduced into the terminology and the medical–biological international literature, appeared almost 130 years ago, initially in Germa...
Waldeyer is classed as the founder of the so-called neuron theory (32, 33). The Greek word “neuron” means “tendon, sinew, ligament; nerve” and is anciently related to and means the same as the Latin word “nervus.” According to today’s perception, Waldeyer’s role in the acceptance of the neuron theory was not straightforward, as there was a list of ...
Measured on his numerous contributions, some of which are still valid today, Wilhelm Waldeyer can really be considered as a great forefather. Waldeyer also erred and was overtaken by history. His writing on the study of the female is read today as pure anachronism and did not remain without shining contradiction (37). Lina Morgenstern, at that time...
The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
I thank Herr Wolfgang Waldeyer (great-grandson), Berlin, for the critical review of the manuscript and for the supplementary elucidations. Furthermore, my heartfelt thanks to Frau OStD. D. Frintrop-Bechtold, Headteacher of the Gymnasium Theodorianium Paderborn, for helpful information and for permitting access to materials.
- Hubert Scheuerlein, Frank Henschke, Ferdinand Köckerling
Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz (born October 6, 1836, Hehlen an der Weser, Braunschweig, Germany; died January 23, 1921, Berlin) was a German anatomist, famous for consolidating the neuron theory of organization of the nervous system and for naming the chromosome.
Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried Waldeyer Hartzmarried Emilie Theresia Dillenburgerandhad 4children. He passed awayon 23 JAN 1921in Berlin,,Germany. Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried Waldeyer Hartzfamily tree Parents Johann Gottfried Waldeyer 1796- 1878 Wilhelmine Von Hartz 1812- 1878 Spouse(s) Emilie Theresia Dillenburger 1842- Unknown Children Hugo Waldeyer