Helmholtz Part 2

Helmholtz Part 2 - Describe Helmholtzs overall...

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Describe Helmholtz’s overall contributions to nineteenth century science. How did he measure the speed of a nerve electrical impulse? HERMANN LUDWIG FERDINAND VON HELMHOLTZ (1) (1) Date of Birth: August 31, 1821 Date of Death: September 8, 1894 (1) German physicist and physiologist Profession: College teachers; Physicists; Physiologists; Educators; Teachers; Scientists; Biologists; Health care personnel; Physicians He discovered the principle of conservation of energy while studying muscle metabolism . He tried to demonstrate that no energy is lost in muscle movement, motivated by the implication that there were no vital forces necessary to move a muscle. (2) In 1851 , Helmholtz revolutionized the field of ophthalmology with the invention of the ophthalmoscope ; an instrument used to examine the inside of the human eye. (1) http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.libproxy.txstate.edu/hww/shared/shared_main.jhtml?_requestid=94082 (2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_von_Helmholtz (3) http://www.geocities.com/bioelectrochemistry/reymond.htm
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PSY 4391 taught by Professor Ginsburg during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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