Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben

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Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben (June 22, 1744 - August 19, 1777) was a German naturalist.

Erxleben was Professor of physics and veterinary medicine at the Georg-Augusta University in Göttingen. He wrote Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre and Systema regni animalis (1777).

He was married to Dorothea Christiane Erxleben who was the first woman in Germany to be promoted to a medical doctor.1

References

1. German Wikipedia version 16 April 2005

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