This Day in Jewish History 1865: A Trailblazing Researcher of the Nervous System Dies

Robert Remak made major contributions to neurology and embryology but was hampered by anti-Semitism and a younger rival who took credit for his work.

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August 29, 1865, is the day on which Robert Remak, a pioneering medical researcher who made major contributions to the fields of neurology and embryology, died, at the age of 50.