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June 5, 1897

SURGERY ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO.AN HISTORICAL STUDY

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(23):1074-1078. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440230026002b
Abstract

VII.—THE RISE OF GERMAN SURGERY UNDER AUGUST GOTTLIEB RICHTER.  Göttingen at this time was full of animation. Heine was summoned from Saxony to follow out Winkelmann's ideas regarding ancient literature. By studying the same he wished to cultivate the heart and the mind and awaken a taste for all that is beautiful and good. As one of the first men, Germany owed him a renewal of the liberary studies and a coterie at Göttingen, who upon German education exercised an immense influence. Moreover, there were the bright sparks of humor scattered by the highly talented Litchenberg, who, of Richter's age, was a professor since 1770. There was also the Göttingen alliance formed about this time (1772), who lay a certain amount of claim to the resurrection of the national literature. That Richter showed an interest in the poetical effusions of Voss, the two Stollbergs, Bürger and others, and that he

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