French physician and professor of anatomy in Paris
Discovered the innermost of the cornea’s five layers called Descemet’s membrane
Johnny Depp He has the same initials As Jean Descemet. He likes to live in France and is seen here with a French style mustache and goatee, and undoubtedly has corneas! For that matter, my initials used to be JD I would like to live in France, will never have a beard and I do also have corneas! I also know more histology than Johnny Depp Just a wild guess on that one!
Discovered the innermost membrane of the choroid of the eye that touches the retina called Bruch’s membrane
Basement membrane of the pigmented epithelia (layer 1) and the endothelium of underlying capillaries
The choroid is layer between sclera (white part) of the eye and the retina
Isn’t the retina beautiful up close??
Sorry, this is not Karl Bruch but Max Bruch , the famous German composer. Click and listen-very romantic Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor , Op. 26 I like Mendelsohn a touch better, though. Instead of angry rock music to get me through my teen years, I listened to classical almost exclusively!
Found fibers of neuroglial cells in retina ( Muller’s fibers )
They support retinal neurons
Also Muller’s muscle
Ciliary portion of eye
It’s advantageous to be named Muller in science!
All of these men are named Muller, the first 3
Won Science Nobel Prizes—none are Heinrich, though
Hermann Joseph Muller : 1946 NP in med & phys for discovering that x-rays cause mutations.
Paul Hermann Muller : 1948 NP in med & phys for finding that DDT kills arthropods
K. Alexander Muller : ½ of 1987 NP in physics for studies of ceramics as superconductors
Johannes Peter Muller : GREAT German physiologist, amazing synthesizer of knowledge…read his stuff sometime! Many discoveries including some related to the nervous system and embryology…Mullerian duct of developing female reproductive tract named after him.