Cochlear Explorers – Part VII – Reissner’s Membrane

Welcome to part VII of Hearing International’s series honoring the Cochlear Explorers. This week’s explorer is Ernst Reissner (1824-1878), a Baltic German anatomist from Riga, Livonia. Recall that there are many cells and other structures in the body named after the researchers who first described them. These are called Eponyms. The name of this week’s cochlear explorer, Reissner (prounced rīs′nĕr), is lent to Reissner’s membrane, a membrane inside the cochlea of the inner ear that Reissner was…

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Cochlear Explorers – Part III – Henson’s Cells

It was fitting that the present series began with a discussion of Alfonso Corti, as most of the Cochlear Explorers  in this series are named for the discoverers of the anatomical structures of his famous Organ of Corti.  So far, we have discussed Corti and Friedrich Matthias Caludius.  Hearing International’s next explorer is Christian Andreas Viktor Hensen.  Recall that in…

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