Petersen, Hans

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Petersen, Hans Gender: M
Hans Albert Petersen
born on 28 November 1885 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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German anatomist regarded as a pioneer of the "new anatomy" that sought to integrate biological, physiological and functional aspects into the purely morphologically descriptive anatomy. Petersen contributed substantially to the progress of functional anatomy: joint, ligament, vessel wall mechanics, bone refinement, construction and function of elastic and collagen fibres.

He developed methods for the production of overview preparations ("Petersen-Einbettung" [Petersen embedding]) and special methods for colouring cell nuclei, connective and bone tissue (Petersen-Färbung [Petersen staining]). His principal work is the textbook of histology and microscopic anatomy: it contains more than 1000 microphotographs of his own preparations; it treats all areas of tissue theory and microscopic anatomy; and it opens up questions on developmental physiology, general biology and cell theory. Petersen was convinced of the benefits of an extended, holistic-functional view of man in a natural environment.

Petersen's complete work includes 55 publications and ten manuscripts. He died from anaphylactic shock after an injection of a local anaesthetic on 29 January 1946 in Gmund am Tegernsee, aged 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • (has as) mentor relationship with Braus, Hermann (born 15 August 1868)


  • Death by Disease 29 January 1946 (Anaphylactic shock, age 60)
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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Anaphylactic shock)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Anatomist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Anatomy)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Petersen-Einbettung")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Petersen-Färbung")