German physiologist; born at Labischin, near Bromberg, Posen, July 16, 1836; died in 1904. Graduating as M.D. from the University of Berlin in 1859, he became assistant in the physiological institute and received the "venia legendi" in 1862. In 1867 he was appointed assistant professor, and in 1872 was elected professor, of physiology in the University of Erlangen.
Rosenthal wrote many essays, and was the author of: "Die Athembewegungen und Ihre Beziehungen zum Nervus Vagus," Berlin, 1862; "Elektricitätslehre für Mediciner," ib. 1862 (3d ed., with Bernhardt, 1882): "Zur Kenntniss der Wärmeregulirung bei den Warmblütigen Thieren," Erlangen, 1872; "Allgemeine Physiologie der Muskeln und Nerven," Leipsic, 1878 (2d ed. 1898); "Bier und Branntwein in Ihren Beziehungen zur Volksgesundheitspflege," Berlin, 1881 (2d ed. 1893); and "Vorlesungen über Oeffentliche und Private Gesundheitspflege," Erlangen, 1887 (2d, ed. 1890). He was a collaborator on Hermann's "Lehrbuch der Physiologie," for the subjects treating of innervation and motion, of respiration, and of animal heat, and was editor of the "Biologisches Centralblatt."
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