Niels Stensen (1638–1686): Scientist, Neuroanatomist, and Saint

  title={Niels Stensen (1638–1686): Scientist, Neuroanatomist, and Saint},
  author={P. Perrini and G. Lanzino and G. Parenti},
  • P. Perrini, G. Lanzino, G. Parenti
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Niels Stensen (1638–1686) was a prominent Danish scientist who laid the foundations of paleontology, geology, and crystallography. He undertook a personal search for the truth, rejecting many assumptions of his time, and he struggled to acquire a firm foundation of knowledge based on close observation and rigorous experimentation. Niels Stensen is known eponymously for the discovery of the duct of the parotid gland (ductus stenonianus) but most clinicians are not familiar with his contributions… CONTINUE READING
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