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Adolph Wilhelm Otto - bibliography

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German anatomist and pathologist, born August 3, 1786, Greifswald; died January 14, 1845, Breslau.


  • Monstrorum trium cerebro atque cranio destitutotum anatomica et physiologica disquisito.
    Doctoral dissertation, Greifswald, 1808.
  • Monstrorum sex humanorum anat. Et physiol. Disquisito.
    Habilitationsschrift, Frankfurt an der Oder.
  • Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie des Menschen und der Thiere. Breslau, 1814.
  • Seltene Beobachtungen zur Anatomie, Physiologie und Pathologie gehörig. 2 booklets, Breslau and Berlin, 1816, 1824.
  • Lehrbuch der pathologischen anatomie.
    Volume 1 (the only); Breslau, 1841,
  • Monstrorum sexcentorum descriptio anatomica.
    Vratsilavae, F. Girt, 1841.
    Brief but accurate descriptions of 600 human and animal specimens, with 30 outstanding plates.

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