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Eduard Friedrich Wilhelm Pfluger 1829 - 1910

January 06, 2009

Eduard Friedrich Wilhelm Pfluger (Pflueger) 1829 - 1910 was a German physiologist born in Hanau.

Eduard Pfluger was very close to the ’Griefswald homeopathHugo Paul Friedrich Schulz, and he studied under Emil du Bois Reymond who experimented with micro doses and the electric phenomena presented by living beings.

Pfluger studied medicine at the universities of Giessen and Berlin. While in Berlin he was an assistant to Johannes Peter Muller and Emil du Bois Reymond.

In 1859 he became professor of physiology at the University of Bonn where he remained for the rest of his career. Among his students in Bonn were physiologist Nathan Zuntz and chemist Hugo Paul Friedrich Schulz.

Pfluger made contributions in many aspects of physiology, including embryological physiology, respiratory physiology, sensory physiology and electrophysiology.

The eponymous Pfluger’s law (Pfluger’s Zuckungsgesetz) is the result of his research on electrical stimulation and its correlation to muscular contraction.

In 1868 he founded Archiv für die gesammte Physiologie (Pfluger’s Archiv: European Journal of Physiology) which became the most influential journal of physiology in Germany.

Pflüger is probably best known for his research with Karl Ludwig in the early 1870s regarding the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in respiration. He was able to prove that oxidation occurs in the peripheral tissues rather than in the blood, and that the blood was only responsible for transporting the respiratory gases.

Of interest:

Charles J Pflueger was a homeopath in California in 1926.

Edwin Herman Pfleuger was a homeopath in Philadelphia in 1905.

Georg Pflueger was a renowned German homeopath:

The story of the PfluegerUSA company began over 50 years ago in Rheda Wiedenbruck, Germany. The company’s roots go back to the grandfather of today’s proprietor. Georg Pflueger was a renowned homeopath who developed his own natural remedies and used them with great success to treat his patients.

In 1949, his son Alexander began to produce his father’s formulas on an industrial scale and founded the Pflueger Lab. Over the years, the product range grew to around 500 SKUs through the success of continual in-house development and the acquisition of new products and companies.

Even today, approximately 60 % of the drugs are still based on the original formulas developed by Georg Pflueger. For more than five decades, they have continually proved their efficacy and safety in daily use by many thousands of patients.

Pflueger is still an independent family owned company. Today’s proprietor and managing director, Horst Pflueger is the third generation to run the company. Economic success, active environmental protection, and responsibility for the employees are the central tenets of the company’s policy.

Now Pflueger has decided to manufacture and distribute homeopathic medicines in the USA. American associates, well-known people in the homeopathic community, have partnered with Pflueger to launch Pflueger USA.

These individual experiences guarantee highest quality, efficacy and safety of our homeopathic medicines for the patients - as Pflueger has done for more than 50 years. We are planning to enlarge the range of products step by step.

All remedies do, and will always, comply with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the US (HPUS) and are registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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