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Demonstrationum Anatomico-Pathlogicarum liber primus, continens brachii humani fabricam et morbos. [Bound with:] Demonstrationum Anatomico-Pathlogicarum liber secundus, continens pelvis humanae fabricam et morb
- Amstelaedami: apud Joann. Schreuder et Petrum Mortier Juniorem, 1760-1762, Imp.-Folio, VI, 22 pp.; II; VI (2), 22, II pp., 8 Kupferstichtafeln, Halbledereinband im Stil d.Zt.; etwas fleckig. FIRST EDITION, complete with both parts. The eight plates, the largest anatomical drawings in a book by Peter (Petrus) Camper (1722-1789), depict almost life-size the arm, the shoulder, the hand, and the pelvis, including "Camper's chiasma", and represent Camper's most important contribution to surgical anatomy. - - "His most considerable scientific work in anatomy is 'Demonstrationum anatomico-pathologicarum. Liber primus continens brachii humani fabricam et morbos', Amsterdam, J. Schreuder and P. Mortier Jr., 1760. These very large plates on the upper limb were followed by a second volume, on the pelvis, published in 1762. The plates, some of which had accompanying outline diagrams, were engraved by Jacob von der Schley (1751-1779) from Camper's own drawings. There were no more in this projected series, but Camper's pupil, S. T. Soemmerring, after Camper's death, published 'lcones herniarum.' Camper's plates for these anatomical and pathological books take their place alongside the illustrations prepared by the artists Lairesse and Wanderlaar for the anatomists Bidloo and Albinus. Together the achievements of these atlases represent, both scientifically and aesthetically, a high point of Dutch civilization in the eighteenth century." K. Roberts and J.D.W. Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body (1992), pp.340-343. - - " In his atlas, he describes the "chiasma" indicating the intersections of the superficial and deep flexor tendons, which are essential for the gripping function of the hand. Camper's anatomical studies and elaborate illustrations contributed to a better understanding of the anatomy and pathology of the arm" Frank F.A. IJpma; Robert C. van de Graaf; Thomas M. van Gulik : Petrus Camper's Work on the Anatomy and Pathology of the Arm and Hand in the 18th Century. Abstract, J Hand Surg Am. (2010), 35/8: pp.1382-1387 - - Further for other first descriptions - see for sacral nerve, spinal nerves, perineal nerve, dorsal nerve of penis, pudental nerve, cocygeal part of spinal cord, . into the most elaborated work of Larry Swanson, Neuroanatomical Terminology: A Lexicon of Classical Origins and Historical . (2014) on numerous pages. - - *) Joseph Barth (1746-1818) was to gain renown in ophthalmologic practice and to occupy the first Chair of Ophthalmology in Europe. His appointment to the post by the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria was made in consideration of his "special skill in eye diseases as well as his aptitude in finer anatomy". The professorship occupied by Barth remained the leader in ophthalmology with the subsequent professorship being instituted in Berlin only in 1866. - He was also a clinical teacher and was responsible for the training of several renowned physicians, notably Joseph Ehrenritter, Johann Adam Schmidt, Georg Joseph Beer, Georg Prochaska, . and he established an Anatomical Museum that housed an assembly of 1576 specimens, some prepared by Barth himself. - - Heirs of Hippocrates No.951; Boyes, On the Shoulders of Giants, p. 12; also pp. 13-14). Choulant-Frank, pp. 284-288; Heirs of Hippocrates 951; Roberts & Tomlinson pp. 340-42; Wellcome II, 293.; Edgar Goldschmid, Entwicklung und Bibliographie , pp.65-66 ("Berühmtes Buch") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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