- Theodor Langhans
Theodor Langhans (
September 28, 1839- October 22, 1915) was a German pathologistwho was a native of Usingen, Hesse. He studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg, and in Gottingenunder Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle(1809-1885), at Berlinunder Rudolf Virchow(1821-1902) and in Wurzburg, where he became an assistant to Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen(1833-1910). In 1867 he became a lecturer at the University of Marburg, and in 1872 became a full professor of pathologyat the University of Giessen, where he succeeded Ludwig Franz Alexander Winther(1812-1871).
From 1872 until 1912, Langhans was a professor of
pathological anatomyat the University of Bern, where one of his assistants was surgeon Fritz de Quervain(1868-1940).
Langhans is remembered for his discovery of multi-nucleated giant cells that are found in
granulomatous conditions, and are now referred to as Langhans giant cells. His name is also associated with "Langhans layer", which is a cytotrophoblastic layer in the chorionic villi.
* "This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia."
* [http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:xpd6i-OM1xkJ:www.sarcoidosisnetwork.org/documents/July_Aug_2004.pdf+%22Theodor+Langhans%22+1839&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=19&gl=us Sarcoidosis Networking]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.