Early anatomical Illustration

Froriep, Robert. De funiculi umbilicalis defectu, commentatio academica.

Berlin, Trowitzsch & Sohn, 1832.

8vo. 42 pp., final blank. With a lithographic plate. Contemporary wrappers.

 650.00

Very rare study of the defects of the umbilical cord, with a plate (showing embryos) lithographed after the author's own drawings. With this habilitation, Froriep (1804-61) gained a Professorship of Medicine in Berlin, but he had to forsake this career in 1845 when his father, himself once a great surgeon and obstetrician, fell ill and Robert had to take over the publishing house "Landes-Industrie-Comptoir" which Ludwig Friedrich v. Froriep - the son-in-law of and successor to the famous publisher Bertuch - had headed. A correspondent with Goethe, Robert Froriep also taught anatomic drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts. "Obgleich er in den von ihm besonders cultivirten Wissenschaften, der beschreibenden und pathologischen Anatomie, keine hervorragenden Entdeckungen gemacht hat, hat er durch seine zahlreichen Unternehmungen [...] die Wissenschaft wesentlich gefördert und namentlich zur Popularisierung von kostspieligen ausländischen Abbildungswerken, die ohne ihn daselbst nur wenig bekannt geworden wären, wesentlich beigetragen" (Hirsch II, 455).

Slight waterstaining near end (mainly affecting the plate's lower margin). Only three copies in the U.S. (Johns Hopkins-Welch Med. Library; Coll. of Physicians of PA; CRL Chicago).

Hirsch II, 454. OCLC 258086847. Not in Kayser, Engelmann, Wellcome or Waller.

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