Merkel cell is named after Friedrich Sigmund Merkel

Dr Sampurna Roy MD



Merkel cell is named after Friedrich Sigmund Merkel

 

 

Friedrich Sigmund Merkel  - A German anatomist and histopathologist who first described the so-called Tastzellen or touch cells in the skin.


Merkel Cell Carcinoma

 

Merkel cell carcinoma was first described by Cyril Toker in 1972.


Reference: Erovic I, Erovic BM. Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Past, the Present, and the Future. Journal of Skin Cancer. 2013;2013:929364. doi:10.1155/2013/929364.


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