|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||06°20' 27°06 Asc. 24°39'|
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.
- (has as) mentor relationship with Braus, Hermann (born 15 August 1868)
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")