Georg Ludwig Kobelt (March 12, 1804 in Kehl – May 18, 1857) was a German anatomist.Deutsche Biographie: G. L. Kobelt, online
/ref> He studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg, where he was a student of Friedrich Tiedemann (1781–1861). He received his medical doctorate in 1833, later working as a prosector at Heidelberg. From 1841 he was a prosector at the University of Freiburg, subsequently becoming an associate professor (1844), followed by a full professorship in anatomy a few years later (1847). Kobelt is remembered for his studies in
sexual anatomy A sex organ (or reproductive organ) is any part of an animal or plant that is involved in sexual reproduction. The reproductive organs together constitute the reproductive system. In animals, the testis in the male, and the ovary in the femal ...
. In 1844, he published the influential ''Die männlichen und weiblichen Wollust-Organe des Menschen und einiger Säugetiere'' ("The Male and Female Organs of Sexual Arousal in Man and some other Mammals"). Kobelt is credited for providing a comprehensive and accurate description of the function of the clitoris. * ] The eponymous "Kobelt's tubules" are named after him, which are remnants of
mesonephric duct The mesonephric duct (also known as the Wolffian duct, archinephric duct, Leydig's duct or nephric duct) is a paired organ that forms during the embryonic development of humans and other mammals and gives rise to male reproductive organs. Struc ...
s in the
paroophoron The paroophoron (of Johnson) consists of a few scattered rudimentary tubules, best seen in the child, situated in the broad ligament between the epoöphoron and the uterus. Named for the Welsh anatomist David Johnson who originally described th ...
. These remnants are sometimes referred to as Wolffian tubules, named after
Caspar Friedrich Wolff Caspar Friedrich Wolff (18 January 1733 – 22 February 1794) was a German physiologist and one of the founders of embryology. Life Wolff was born in Berlin, Brandenburg. In 1759 he graduated as an M.D. from the University of Halle with his disse ...


*''This article is partially based on a translation of an equivalent article from the
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@ Who Named It 1804 births 1857 deaths People from Kehl German anatomists Academic staff of the University of Freiburg {{Germany-med-bio-stub