Ludwig Aschoff

Ludwig Aschoff

Infobox_Scientist
name = Ludwig Aschoff



caption = Karl Albert Ludwig Aschoff
birth_date = birth date|1866|1|10|mf=y
birth_place = Berlin, Prussia
death_date = death date and age|1942|6|24|1866|1|10|mf=y
death_place = Freiburg, Germany
residence =
nationality =
field = Pathology
work_institution = University of Göttingen
University of Marburg
University of Freiburg
Famous students =
Sunao Tawara
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known_for = Cardiac pathology, atrioventricular node, Aschoff bodies

Karl Albert Ludwig Aschoff (January 10 – June 24, 1942) was a German physician and pathologist. He is considered to be one of the most influential pathologists of the early 20th century and is regarded as the most important German pathologist after Rudolf Virchow.

Aschoff was born in Berlin, Prussia. He studied medicine at the University of Bonn, University of Strasbourg, and the University of Würzburg. After his habilitation 1894, Ludwig Aschoff was appointed professor for pathology at the University of Göttingen in 1901. Aschoff transferred to the University of Marburg in 1903 to head the department for pathological anatomy. In 1906, he accepted a position as ordinarius at the University of Freiburg, where he remained until his death.

Aschoff was especially interested in the pathology and pathophysiology of the heart. He discovered nodules in the myocardium present during rheumatic fever, the so-called Aschoff bodies. Aschoff's reputation attracted students from all over the world, among them Sunao Tawara. Together they discovered and described the atrioventricular node "(AV node, Aschoff-Tawara node"). Numerous travels abroad, to England, Canada, Japan, and the US led to many research connections, where as the trips to Japan proved to be especially productive. In the early 20th century, 23 of 26 Japanese pathological insitutes were headed by students of Aschoff.

References

*cite journal
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last=Keitel
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year=2008
month=Mar
title= [The pathologists: Aschoff, Klinge and Gräff]
journal=Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie
volume=67
issue=2
pages=165-71
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pmid = 18309501
doi = 10.1007/s00393-007-0255-4
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ee also

* Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses


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