November 27, 1926

Entwicklung und Bibliographie der pathologisch-anatomischen Abbildung.

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Von Edgar Goldschmidt, Prosektor am Senckenbergischen Pathologischen Institut und Professor an der Universität Frankfurt a. M. Leather. Price, 150 marks. Pp. 301, with 44 plates. Leipsic: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1925.

JAMA. 1926;87(22):1854. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680220070033

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This volume could not conceivably have been published by an American publisher. It indicates a mastery of typography and a sympathetic consideration for the arts and for the history of medicine that are as yet quite infrequent in our busy nation. In his preface, Dr. Goldschmidt indicates that this book is in a sense supplementary to the Choulant "History of Anatomical Art," Sudhoff's contributions to history, and Hollander's volumes on medicine, sculpture and art. A brief historical essay on pathologic and anatomic art is followed by a bibliography of the subject, with historical notes of great value, concerning the type of illustrations that have appeared in medical volumes and the artists responsible for their production. The volume concludes with indexes to illustrations of importance, and with forty-four plates of magnificent reproductions from ancient and modern literature, the best of their type that have come to our attention. As a demonstration

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