This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...Gewebelehre des Menschen, Leipzig, 1852. Wurzb. naturw. Ztschr. (Sitzungsb., 1863), 1864, v, p. v. 7 Proc. Roy. Soc. London, 1862-63, xii, ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...Gewebelehre des Menschen, Leipzig, 1852. Wurzb. naturw. Ztschr. (Sitzungsb., 1863), 1864, v, p. v. 7 Proc. Roy. Soc. London, 1862-63, xii, 65-84. The first and greatest teacher of topographic and regional anatomy in the nineteenth century was Josef Hyrtl (1810-94), of the New Vienna School, who was born at Eisenstadt, in Hungary. His father, a musician in Count Esterhazy's band, had played an oboe under Haydn, and Hyrtl, himself a chorister in his youth, had something the look of Haydn. As a student, he became Czermak's famulus at Vienna, made discoveries for which he was appointed prosector in 1833, and, at the age of twenty-six, became professor of anatomy at Prague. Appointed to the professorship of anatomy at Vienna in 1844, he was for thirty years the most wrote like Heine." He made no great discoveries, and, as an independent investigator, he is not anywhere in Henle's class, but is to be regarded rather as the unapproachable teacher and technician and one of the greatest of medical philologists, a man to whom written and spoken Latin were as his mother tongue. His famous Lehrbuch (1846) passed through twenty-two editions, was translated into most languages, and has been pronounced by von Bardeleben to be the least soporific of all scientific treatises. Before reaching its twentieth edition (1889), it had no illustrations, the deficiency being largely supplied by Hyrtl's clear, beautiful, straightforward style, closing immediately with the subject in fascinating and popular lecturer on the subject in Europe, his courses being followed by enthusiastic crowds of every race and class, even foreign nobles and consuls. His lectures were clear, concise, eloquent presentations of what he himself knew, interspersed to an extraordinary degree with witty e...Read Less
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