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The nature, scope and aim of this work is indicated by the following extract from the author's preface: "Those who are acquainted with the history of medicine know that, even in ancient times, it was sought to represent pictures of disease by the aid of plastic art. No wonder, then, that, at the present day, when medicine has made such great progress in all domains, we take advantage of all measures which may facilitate the study of morbid conditions. The rich material of von Bergmann's clinic, which has been placed at my disposal, renders it possible to give plastic representations of all surgical diseases which are suitable for production in this way. The models were executed with greatest skill by F. Kolbow in the pathoplastic institute at Berlin, and have proved of much value in the teaching of clinical surgery. The models have been reproduced by the four-color process, which
Atlas of Clinical Surgery, with Special Reference to Diagnosis and Treatment.. JAMA. 1908;LI(25):2180. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540250080021