Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig 1816 - 1895

born in:
Witzenhausen, Kassel, Hesse, Germany

Sometimes referred to as the founder of modern renal physiology. He rejected the assumption that the phenomena of living animals depend on special biological laws and vital forces different from those which operate in the domain of inorganic nature; and he sought to explain them by reference to the same laws as are applicable in the case of physics and chemistry