Friedrich Hensing

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Friedrich Wilhelm Hensing
Friedrich Wilhelm Hensing (1719-1745).jpg
Born (1719-04-17)April 17, 1719
Died November 9, 1745(1745-11-09) (aged 26)
Nationality Germany
Known for The phrenicocolic ligament is called Hensing's ligament after his death.
Scientific career
Fields Medicine ،Anatomy
Institutions University of Giessen

Friedrich Wilhelm Hensing (17 April 1719 - 9 November 1745) born in Giessen, a German professor for medicine and Anatomy at University of Giessen.[1]

The phrenicocolic ligament is called Hensing's ligament after his death.[1][2]


Hensing was a son of John Thomas Hensing, and his wife is Maria Juliana, the daughter of Friedrich Nitsch, the Hessian Court Assessors at the Law Faculty and Vice-Chancellor of University of Giessen.[3]


  • Dissertatio Inauguralis De Peritonaeo. Lammers, 1742.
  • Denkmahl der Liebe. Hammer, 1744, 4 Seiten


  1. ^ a b "Friedrich W. Hensing".
  2. ^ "Hensing ligament".
  3. ^ Donald B. Tower: Hensing: Der erste Hirnchemiker. Kurzfassung des Buches: Donald B. Tower: Hensing, 1719 - An Account of the First Chemical Examination of the Brain and the Discovery of Phosphorus Therein. Set against the background of Europe in the 17th and early 18th centuries. A Source Book in the History of Neurochemistry. New York 1983. Die Übersetzung der englischen Kurzfassung besorgte Jost Benedum, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.
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