Named in honour of Steno

Named in honour of Steno

By Elsebeth Thomsen When a new species of a living organism or a fossil is found it is described and named according to international rules. A name may be based on morphological characters, related to the locality where it was…

Dissections by the Royal Anatomist

Dissections by the Royal Anatomist

By Troels Kardel During his sojourn in Copenhagen as Royal Anatomist 1672-74 Steno performed a number of dissections. The best known is his public dissection of a female corpse in the university’s Theatrum Anatomicum preceded by his inaugural address, the…

Extra material, new edition of Scherz's biography of Steensen

Extra material, new edition of Scherz’s biography of Steensen

In 2013 Springer Verlag published an English translation of 34 scientific works by Niels Steensen and volume one of Gustav Scherz’s seminal biography of  Steensen (1987). This edition was edited and translated by Troels Kardel and Paul Maquet.  Extra material…