[The anatomical and histological investigation of the pancreas in the 19th century and till the discovery of insulin (1921). 1. The anatomical pancreas research from the beginning till the discovery of islets of pancreas (1869) (author's transl)].Anat Anz. 1978; 143(3):221-30.AA
In this investigated period are the vessels of pancreas exactly described. Further on are in the first half of the 19th century comparative-anatomical and embryological studies on pancreas carried out. The physiology and function of pancreas are also in this time investigated. The enzymatic digestion of succus pancreaticus is discovered. RUDOLF VIRCHOW has 1854 the internal secretion of pancreas postulated.