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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Cochlear Explorers – Part VIII – Space of Nuel

Welcome to part VIII of Hearing International’s series honoring the Cochlear Explorers. This week’s explorer is Jean-Pierre Nuel (1847-1920), who was a Luxembourgian–Belgian ophthalmologist and physiologist.  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. Nuel’s name is lent to an area between the innermost hear cell and the outermost pillar of corti now…

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