- German anatomist who described (1850) the interstitial cell in a study of the testes and published important works in the field of histology.
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The new doctrine of cell-formation was also taught by Leydig in his text-book of histology, published in 1857.
The view that the content of the neurochordal tubes was nervous in nature was first promulgated by Leydig in 1864.
One of the earliest descriptions of this process was given by Leydig.
The most important investigations on these bodies have been made by Leydig.
For further details as to the variations exhibited in the Amphibians, the reader is referred to Leydig, Anat.