- Category : 1877-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 4
German physiologist who wrote the book Elektrophysiologie menschlicher Muskeln ("Electrophysiology of human muscles;" Springer, Berlin, 1912).
As a student of Johannes von Kries Piper earned his doctorate in 1902 at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. In 1905 he habilitated at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. First as a private lecturer, then as associate professor of physiology, he was head of department at the Physiological Institute of the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin.
He died on 20 August 1915, aged 38, during active service as a soldier in the First World War. He was survived by his wife, Margarete Sofia Anna Henriette von Mikulicz, who gave birth after her husband's death to their son Hans-Felix Piper who would became a noted ophthalmologist.