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Carus, Karl Gustav (1789-1869), a celebrated German surgeon and physiologist. He was brought into notice by his teaching at the university of Leipzig, his native place, and received many public marks of esteem and recognition. Among his many works are, one on the Circulation of the Blood in Insects; Psyche: a History of the Development of the Human Soul; Physis: a History of the Life of the Body; and he was an exponent of the doctrine, which has received some countenance of late, that physical and mental perfection depends upon the result of a fight among antagonistic principles in the organism of animals. He was a many-sided man, and besides some valuable criticisms, he produced paintings that have not been without admirers among painters.