Bing, Paul Robert
|born on||8 May 1878 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45|
|Timezone||LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||17°21' 23°58 Asc. 01°42'|
Swiss neurologist remembered for Bing's sign (or Bing's reflex), a clinical sign in which pricking the dorsum of the foot or toe with a pin causes extension of the great toe. It is seen in patients with pyramidal tract lesions of the lower limbs.
Robert Bing studied medicine at the University of Basel until 1902, and also trained in Frankfurt am Main, Paris, London and Berlin. He worked as a neurologist in Basel, becoming Lecturer at the University of Basel in 1907, and Professor of neurology in 1932. He wrote a neurology textbook and published many papers; his main area of research was on the spinocerebellar tract. He also published work on cluster headache.
He died on 15 March 1956 in Basel.
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°1381 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 42/323: "Morgens um drei Uhr" (three o'clock in the morning). English Wikipedia incorrectly has 5 May.
- Vocation : Education : Researcher (Medical)
- Vocation : Medical : Physician (Neurologist)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Bing's sign)