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(längər-häns′)Paul 1847-1888
  1. German pathologist known especially for his histological studies of the skin and pancreas. The islets of Langerhans are named for him.
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Historical Examples of langerhans

  • The retina of Petromyzon was figured and described by Langerhans in 1873.

    The Origin of Vertebrates

    Walter Holbrook Gaskell

  • I agree with Langerhans in denying the existence of ganglia on the roots of the nerves.