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Christoph Heinrich Pfaff
(1773 - 1852)

German natural philosopher.

Science Quotes by Christoph Heinrich Pfaff (1 quote)

I. Animals have an electricity peculiar to themselves to which the name animal electricity is given.
II. The organs in which animal electricity acts above all others, and by which it is distributed throughout the whole body, are the nerves, and the most important organ of secretion is the brain.
— Christoph Heinrich Pfaff
Thierische Elektricitδund Reizbarkeit. Ein Beytrag zu den neuesten Entdeckungen όdiese Gegenstδ(1795), 329. Quoted and trans. in Edwin Clarke and C. D. O'Malley, The Human Brain and Spinal Cord (1968), 180.
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