The Anatomical Collections at Kiel

Index Musei Anatomici Kiliensis…loco Dissertationis inauguralis conscriptus.

xiv, 80 pp., one leaf. Small 4to, cont. paste-paper boards (joints a little worn). Kiel: C.F. Mohr, 1818.

First edition and very rare; WorldCat locates no copy in North America. Johann Daniel Major (1634-93), started the University of Kiel’s anatomical collection shortly after the school’s foundation in 1665. Major wrote the first book on intravenous infusion for anesthetic purposes, in which he described his own experiments. The anatomist and pathologist Johann Leonhard Fischer (1760-1833), who made the establishment of a scientific collection the main concern of his academic activity from 1793 onwards, furnished a foreword to the present book.

Fischer’s student Seidel (1790-1857), lists here 1150 anatomical specimens.

Very good copy. Stamp, with release stamp, of the Royal Pathological Institute of the University of Leipzig on title and a few other places.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 7383

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