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Sigmund Fuchs


Austrian physiologist. Studied mathematics, theoretical physics, and medicine at Vienna from 1878. While still a student, became a demonstrator for Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke at the physiological institute; assistant in anatomy, then in the eye clinic. Habilitated in physiology, 1895; professor extraordinarius, 1897. Professor, Vienna University of Natural Resources, 1899. Discovered the nerves of the light organs in Elater noctilucus and studied photoelectrical changes in the retina.


Zentralblatt für Physiologie 17 (1903): 250–1