Camerer, Wilhelm

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Camerer, Wilhelm Gender: M
Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Camerer
born on 17 October 1842 at 16:45 (= 4:45 PM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°53' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°56 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 14°57'

Wilhelm Camerer


German physician, a pioneer in the field of pediatric medicine, remembered for his studies of infant nutrition and psychophysics as well as research involving metabolism in children. In 1894 he published an influential work on childhood metabolism called Der Stoffwechsel des Kindes. His work in pediatrics included important research on the composition of breast milk. "Camerer's law" states that "children of the same weight have the same food requirements regardless of their ages."

He studied medicine at the universities of Tübingen and Vienna. At Tübingen he was a student of physiologist Karl von Vierordt (1818–1884). From 1867 to 1876 he was a general practitioner in several communities throughout Württemberg, afterwards working as a physician in the town of Riedlingen (1876–1884). During the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), he served as a military physician.

From 1884 onward, he was a physician based in Urach, where he was later appointed Oberamtsarzt (medical officer). In 1895 he received an honorary degree in natural sciences from the University of Tübingen.

Wilhelm Camerer died on 25 March 1910 at age 67 in Urach.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1842, page 392, no. 450).


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Pediatrics)
  • Vocation : Military : Other Military (Physician)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medical)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Camerer's law")