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Jiří Procháska (1749-1820): part 1: a significant Czech anatomist, physiologist and neuroscientist of the eighteenth century.
J Hist Neurosci. 2014; 23(4):367-76.JH

Abstract

Jiří (George) Procháska (1749-1820), a Czech anatomist, physiologist, and neuroscientist of the eighteenth century, ranks among the major figures of Czech and European cultural history. The works of Jiří Procháska, due to historical circumstances, were published mostly in Latin and only some in German. However, given that only one treatise was partially translated into English, the results of his extensive research activities are currently unavailable to the international scientific community. The achievements of Jiří Procháska undoubtedly belong to the major intellectual heritage of European science and certainly deserve attention as such, although his research reflected the time in which he lived and therefore has been reevaluated by later researchers. Undoubtedly, it is our duty not only to remember the work and legacy of Jiří Procháska, which significantly influenced the development of our knowledge, but also to try to critically assess his contribution in terms of today. This article surveys the important biographical events of Jiří Procháska's life, taking into account the significance of his research.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Cellular Neurophysiology , Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic , Prague , Czech Republic.

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article
Portrait

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25055079

Citation

Chvátal, Alexandr. "Jiří Procháska (1749-1820): Part 1: a Significant Czech Anatomist, Physiologist and Neuroscientist of the Eighteenth Century." Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, vol. 23, no. 4, 2014, pp. 367-76.
Chvátal A. Jiří Procháska (1749-1820): part 1: a significant Czech anatomist, physiologist and neuroscientist of the eighteenth century. J Hist Neurosci. 2014;23(4):367-76.
Chvátal, A. (2014). Jiří Procháska (1749-1820): part 1: a significant Czech anatomist, physiologist and neuroscientist of the eighteenth century. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 23(4), 367-76. https://doi.org/10.1080/0964704X.2014.881310
Chvátal A. Jiří Procháska (1749-1820): Part 1: a Significant Czech Anatomist, Physiologist and Neuroscientist of the Eighteenth Century. J Hist Neurosci. 2014;23(4):367-76. PubMed PMID: 25055079.
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