Theodor Schwann

Dec 7, 1810 - Jan 11, 1882

Theodor Schwann was a German physician and physiologist. His most significant contribution to biology is considered to be the extension of cell theory to animals. Other contributions include the discovery of Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system, the discovery and study of pepsin, the discovery of the organic nature of yeast, and the invention of the term metabolism.
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“I traveled among cells, watched their functioning and realized that within myself was a grand assemblage of living organisms, all of which added up to me.”

Theodor Schwann
Dec 7, 1810 - Jan 11, 1882
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