History of Medicine

Moritz Schiff (1823-1896): A Physiologist in Exile

Moshe Feinsod


Moritz Schiff was one of the pioneers of modern experimental physiology. His involvement in the liberal movement forced him out of Germany, and, because of his adherence to proper physiological research, he had to flee Italy, his first refuge. The number and importance of his contributions are outstanding. The aim of this paper is to raise interest in his biography and to present a yet unreported field of research that is regarded as the root of functional imaging of the brain.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2011;2(4):e0064