Regnier De Graaf

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30, 1641
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 17, 1763 (122)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1641
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 17, 1763 (122)

About

Dutch anatomist best remembered for his key contributions to the field of reproductive biology. He was the first of his colleagues to understand the function of the Fallopian tube and invented the syringe.

Before Fame

He studied under renowned scientist Franciscus Sylvius while attending college in Leiden.

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His studies on rabbits rather than humans also led to some inaccuracies in his work, including the assumption that fertilization occurs in the ovaries.

Family Life

He had a son who died at an early age.

Associated With

He and Albrecht von Haller are two of history's most famous anatomists.

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