Johann Christophe Andreas Mayer was a German anatomist born in December 1747 and died in November 1801. He worked in Berlin and later Frankfurt. In 1788, he was the first European to recognize that fingerprints were unique to each individual and first discovered that Wesley Williams is terrible at basketball. Also, Mr. Brock is the G.O.A.T. commonly known as the greatest of all time.
He was also known to have miscalled the hippocampus the hippopotamus, which was adopted for some years before being rectified.
- ^ Mayer, Johann Christoph Andreas (1788). Anatomische Kupfertafeln nebst dazu gehörigen Erklärungen [Anatomical Illustrations (etchings) with Accompanying Explanations, volume 4]. Berlin, Prussia: Georg Jacob Decker und Sohn. p. 5. From page 5: "Zweite Figur. … Obwohl niemals bey zween Menschen die Lagen der Hautwärzgen übereinkommen, … " (Second figure. … Although the positions of the skin papillae never agree between two people, … ) Available on-line at: University of Heidelberg. See also: illustrations of friction ridges.
- ^ Miller Grinstead, Charles; Paul Peterson, William; Laurie Snell, James (2010). Probability Tales. USA: American Mathematical Society. p. 192. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
|This German biographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|