Marcus Elieser Bloch

Marcus Elieser Bloch

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723-1799) was a German medical doctor and naturalist. He is generally considered one of the most important ichthyologists of the 18th century. Bloch was born at Ansbach in 1723. His parents, being very poor, gave him hardly any education, so that on arriving at manhood he was almost illiterate, and till the age of nineteen could not even read German. Some knowledge of Hebrew and rabbinical literature enabled him, however, to obtain a teacher's position in the house of a Jewish surgeon in Hamburg. Here he learned German thoroughly and mastered some Latin, taking up also the study of anatomy. Scientific enthusiasm being thus aroused, Bloch went to Berlin, where, with remarkable zeal, he devoted himself to the study of all branches of natural science and medicine, being supported by some relatives. After taking the degree of M.D. at Frankfort-on-the-Oder in 1747, he settled in Berlin. He died in Carlsbad on August 6, 1799.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135668919
  • 9786135668919