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Heirs of Hippocrates

Heirs of Hippocrates

Complete Record - Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1975

ISIDOR VON NEUMANN (1832-1906). Atlas der Hautkrankheiten. 2nd ed. Vienna and Leipzig: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1896. vi [185] pp., 72 leaves of col. plates, illus. 35.5 cm. Half calf with cloth boards. 

The study of dermatology and venereology were very closely related during the nineteenth century and Neumann was one of several prominent physicians who succeeded in mastering both disciplines. Neumann, a native of Czechoslovakia, received his medical degree at Vienna in 1858. He served as a resident with Hebra and rose within the Vienna academic community until he succeeded Karl Ludwig Sigmund (1810-1883) in the chair of dermatology and syphilis where he remained until his death. Neumann made important contributions to the study of seborrheic keratosis, lichen planus, ecthyma, and the idiopathic atrophies of the skin. He was an expert microscopist and was a strong supporter of histopathology, carrying out early research into histological change, particularly in connection with senile degeneration of the skin and its lymph vessels. Neumann described a number of clinical entities, many of them for the first time, including pemphigus vegetans, alopecia cicatrisata, and porokeratosis. He studied both the clinical and public health aspects of leprosy as well as sanitary conditions, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a result of his endeavors, sanitary and public health improvements were made in those countries. Neumann's Lehrbuch der Hautkrankheiten, first published in 1869, achieved international renown, went through five editions, and was translated into several other languages. The present work first appeared at Vienna in 1881 only a year after the final edition of his Lehrbuch. Containing graphic depictions of many rare and common skin conditions, the first edition contained no text. However, this second edition was printed with text describing the various diseases that are illustrated.

xfRL81 .N48 1896