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Johann Christian Reil’s birthday

Johann Christian Reil’s birthday

Johann Christian Reil’s birthday


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b. February 20, 1759: JOHANN CHRISTIAN REIL (d. 1813), German physician, physiologist, anatomist, and psychiatrist who coined the term “psychiatry” in 1808; medical conditions and anatomical features named after him include Reil’s finger and the Islands of Reil in the cerebral cortex; in 1809 he was the first to describe the white fibre tract now called the arcuate fasciculus

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