|Name Karl Burdach|
Died July 16, 1847, Konigsberg
|Education Leipzig University|
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Karl Friedrich Burdach (12 June 1776 – 16 July 1847) was a German physiologist. He was born in Leipzig and died in Königsberg.
He was graduated in medicine at Leipzig in 1800; became professor of physiology in the University of Dorpat in 1811, and four years later took a similar position at the University of Königsberg.
He provided in 1822 the name, due to the arching shape of its longest ﬁbres, of the arcuate fasciculus.
The column of Burdach or fasciculus cuneatus, the lateral portion of the dorsal funiculus of the spinal cord is named for him. He differentiated the caudate nucleus from the putamen and identified the globus pallidus and its inner and outer segments.