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Adolf Eugen Fick (1829 - 1901)

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Adolf Eugen Fick
Born in Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, Germanymap
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Died in Blankenberge, Flanders, Belgiummap
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Adolf Eugen Fick was a German-born physician and physiologist.

In 1855, he introduced Fick's laws of diffusion, which govern the diffusion of a gas across a fluid membrane. In 1870, he was the first to measure cardiac output, using what is now called the Fick principle.

Fick managed to double-publish his law of diffusion, as it applied equally to physiology and physics. His work led to the development of the direct Fick method for measuring cardiac output.

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