Carl Weigert (1845-1904)
Carl Weigert was the cousin of Paul Ehrlich,
who had once introduced Paul Ehrlich into the secrets of cell staining.
He also advised Paul to study under Waldeyer in Strasbourg. Weigert
was born and educated in Germany and was influenced early by his mentors
in physiology and anatomy. Later he gravitated to Pathology and held
the chair in Leipzig, but moved to Frankfurt am Main in 1885, where
he did his most important work, due to anti-Semitism. In Frankfurt he
worked for the Senckenberg School of Anatomy as a lecturer and at the
same time prepared dissections for anatomical demonstrations as appointed
prosector of the Frankfurt hospitals. He was the founder and editor
of Fortschritte der Medizin, the first medical and scientific journal
to be edited in Frankfurt. Among the articles he published in the journal
was his then famous paper on the white thrombus, a form of damage to
the inner wall of the blood vessels.