Cochlear Explorers – Part X – Scarpa’s Ganglion

Welcome back to Hearing International‘s continuing series honoring the Cochlear Explorers, those who first described cochlear anatomy and physiology that later were named after their explorers. Week X’s Cochlear Explorer is the Italian Antonio Scarpa (1797-1832), the master of the anatomists influencing many of those that followed him in the literature. Scarpa, one of the very first cochlear explorers, observed the vestibular ganglion, which…

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Cochlear Explorers – Part IX – Huschke’s Teeth

Emil Huschke (1797-1858)  is featured this week in Hearing International’s continuing series honoring the Cochlear Explorers. Born in Weimar, Germany, Week IX’s Cochlear Explorer became famous in auditory cochlear anatomy for describing protruding plates that are in contact with the tectorial membrane. Recall that there are lots of cells and other structures within the body named after the researchers who first described them and these are called Eponyms.…

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