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Anatomical literature and drawings – digitized
Title: Anatomical literature and drawings – digitized
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Publisher: Universität / Universitätsbibliothek
Abstract: In Cooperation with the Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, the Library of the University of Heidelberg has digitalized selected anatomical literature and lithographs from the 19th century. This includes textbooks, scripts and drawings which described the teaching and research of this period, and has provided a unique insight into the work and history of the Institute. The oldest textbooks that have been digitalized were written by Jacob Fidelis Ackermann (*1765 †1815). The public was made aware of his presence from the beginning of his tenure in Heidelberg because he attempted, often with little success, to rebut the phrenological theses of Franz Josef Galls (*1758 †1828). Most of the anatomical drawings are lithographs by anatomists who worked in Heidelberg during their scientific career. Many of these very artistic lithographs originated in Heidelberg. Indeed Friedrich Tiedemann (*1781 †1861) dissected innumerable human and zoological cadavers during his tenure in Heidelberg, which he used to write his book “Tabulae Anatomicae”. Unfortunately, the work of Vincent Fohmann (*1794 †1837) concerning the “Saugadersystem”, today known as the lymphatic system, has been for all practical purposes forgotten. He was however well known outside of Germany for his uncomparable detailed mercury injections of specimens. Other authors include the Anatomists Friedrich Arnold (*1803 †1890), Carl Gegenbaur (*1826 †1903), and Alexander Ecker (*1816 †1887). [Information of the supplier, modified]
Subject: Anatomy and morphology of animals (571.31);
Hominidae, Homo sapiens (599.9)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English; French; German
Format: website
Resource type: Access on historical literature
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2011-11-17
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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