In the mid-19th century, the Vienna School of Anatomy was at the epicenter of the rapidly growing field of anatomy. One of the school’s most distinguished professors, Hungarian-born anatomist Emil Zuckerkandl was instrumental in transforming anatomy from a descriptive science to one of practical and clinical value. A prolific researcher interested in nearly all areas of morphology and most famously, the chromaffin system, Zuckerkandl’s discoveries from more than a century ago still provide a foundation for surgeons to this day.
Recommended CitationWiner, MD, Leah; Jha, Pankhuri; Cowan, MD, Scott W.; Yeo, MD, Charles J.; and Goldstein, MD, Scott D., "Emil Zuckerkandl, M.D. (1849-1910): Bridging Anatomic Study and the Operating Room Table." (2016). Department of Surgery, Gibbon Society Historical Profiles. Paper 29.