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This book consists of twenty-seven essays on the life and work of Johannes Evangelista Purkinje. Among the contributors are the foremost Czech scientists. The volume is divided into two parts: In the first are discussed Purkinje's contributions to science; in the second, some phases of his private life, his character, his philosophy, his love of literature and his efforts to awaken the national spirit of the Slavs in general and of the Czechs in particular. The last seventeen pages contain a list of Purkinje's publications and a program of the international celebration in Prague in September 1937 to commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his birth. It is claimed that Purkinje is the founder of microscopic anatomy and experimental physiology in Germany. His noteworthy contributions to the biologic and medical sciences make him one of the founders of modern medicine. Among his contributions to biology was his description
Jan Ev. Purkynĕ 1787-1937; Sborník statí k 150. vyroči narozenin českého učence. JAMA. 1939;112(14):1418. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800140116039
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