April 1963

Virchow-Bibliographie... 1843-1901

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Collected by W. Becher, J. Pagel, J. Schwalbe, C. Strauch, and T. Weyl; edited by J. Schwalbe. Price, not given. Pp. 183. George Reimer, Berlin, 1901. Post-Mortem Examinations, With Especial Reference to Medico-Legal Practice. By Rudolf Virchow. Translated by T. P. Smith, MD, MRCS, from the 4th German edition. Price, not given. Pp. 138, with 3 plates. The Blakiston Company, Division of McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 330 W 42nd St. New York 36, 1885. Disease, Life and Man: Selected Essays by Rudolf Virchow. By Rudolf Virchow. Translated and with an introduction by Lelland J. Rather. Price, not given. Pp. 282. Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif, 1958.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(4):525-526. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620280125023

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Two years ago I secured the paperback bibliography from Libraire Centrale, Lauzanne, which regularly sends me its catalogues of historical books. There is an introduction by the editor J. Schwalbe who pays the usual tribute to Virchow and thanks his associates Becher, Pagel, and Weyl for collecting medical and philosophical references and aeological writings. He thanks Dr. Lewitt too for compiling the index.

The volume is divided into three main parts:

  1. Pages 5 to 50. Medical and philosophical writings arranged year by year from Virchow's Inaugural Dissertation in 1843 to an article on human and bovine tuberculosis in Berliner klinischer Wochenschrift No. 31 of 1901.

  2. Pages 53 to 118. Anthropological writings from 1852 (an article on the evidence of cretinism in some fossils) to 1901 (article on prehistoric man and the dividing line between species and variety). With seventeen or eighteen to a page, there are in all

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