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Miescher

(mēshər)Johann Friedrich 1844-1895
  1. Swiss physiologist who discovered (1869) nucleic acid.
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  • Miescher, particularly, has described the want of oxygen as a specific stimulus to the production of erythrocytes.

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

  • About ten years previously Miescher found similar bodies in the muscles of the mouse.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • We find, however, a more remarkable instance in the Monostomum bijugum of Miescher.