Bauhin's valve

Bauhin's valve
Bau·hin's valve 'bō, bō-'anz- n ILEOCECAL VALVE
Bau·hin bō-an Gaspard or Caspar (1560-1624)
Swiss anatomist and botanist. Bauhin served for almost all of his career on the medical faculty at the University of Basel. There he taught both anatomy and botany and as a teacher of anatomy exerted a wide influence. Bauhin first became aware of the ileocecal valve in 1579, in the course of a private dissection, and he published an early account of the valve in 1588.

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