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Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach - bibliography

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German surgeon, born February 1, 1792, Königsberg, Prussia; died November 11, 1847, Berlin?

Bibliography

  • Nonnulla de regeneratione et transplantatione.
    Thesis for M. D., Würzburg. Herbipoli, typ. Richterianis, 1822.
  • Über eine neue und leichte Art der Wiederherstellung der eingefallenen Nasen aus den Trümmern der alten.
    Magazin für die gesammte heilkunde mit besonderer Rücksicht auf das Militair-Sanitäts-Wesen im königlich-preussischen Staate, Berlin, 1828.
  • Die Transfusion des Blutes und die Infusion der Arzneien in die blutgefässe, u. s. w. Berlin, 1828.
  • Chirurgische Erfahrungen, besonders über die Wiederherstellung zerstörter Theile des menschlichen Körpers nach neuen Methoden.
    (Surgical observations on the Restoration of the Nose)
    3 volumes [in 4] and atlas. Berlin, T. C. F. Enselin, 1829-1834.
    English translation of the section on rhinoplasty, with additional cases and notes by the translator, John Stevenson Buchnan; London, 1833.
  • Neue Heilmethode des Ectropium.
    Magazin für die gesammte heilkunde mit besonderer Rücksicht auf das Militair-Sanitäts-Wesen im königlich-preussischen Staate, Berlin, 1830.
  • Chirurgis curtorum.
    In Johann Nepomuk Rust’s Handbuch der Chirurgie, volume IV, 1831.
    Printed under the title Ueber den organischen Ersatz in Berlin the same year; 2nd edition, separately, 1838.
  • Physiologisch-chirurgische Beobachtungen bei Cholera-Kranken.
    Cholera-Archiv, 1832, 1, Heft 1: 86-105.
    Berlin, 1833; 2nd edition, 1834; French translation, Berlin,1835; Italian, Pavia, 1835.
    First recorded example of cardiac catheterization, performed during an unsuccsessful attempt to obtain blood from a patient suffering from cholera (page 100).
    Reprinted Güstrow, Fr. Opitz, 1834.
  • Anleitung zur Krankenwartung. Berlin, 1832.
    Danish translation by C. L. E. Whitte, Copenhagen, 1833.
  • Glückliche Heilung nach Ausscheidung eines Theiles des Darms und Netzes.
    Wochenschrift für die gesammte Heilkunde, 1836, 4: 401-413.
    First account of a resection in which Antoine Lembert’s (1802-1851) suture was successfully employed.
  • Ueber die Heilung der angeborenen Spaltungen der männlichen Harnröhre.
    Zeitschrift für die gesammte Medicin, Hamburg, 1837, 4: 27-30.
  • Ueber die Durchschneidung der Sehnen und Muskeln.
    Berlin, A. Förstner, 1841.
    Report on 140 cases of tenotomy for treatment of club-foot.
  • Die Heilung des Stotterns durch eine neue chirugische Operation u. s. w.
    Berlin, 1841. English translation by Jos. Travers, London, 1841.
  • Über das Schielen und die Heilung desselben durch die Operation. Berlin, 1842.
    (Report on more than 1.200 operations for squint).
    This paper was awarded the Monthyon Prize of 3.000 francs from the Institut de France.
  • Die operative Chirurgie.
    2 volumes, Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1845-1848.
    Dieffenbach's most comprehensive work, covering in addition to reconstructive procedures, virtually all other types of procedueres including amputations, paracentesis, laparotomy, hysterectomy, dental extractions, etc. The second volume was published a year after his death by his nephew Dr. Johann Julius Bühring (1815-1855):
  • Der Aether gegen den Schmerz. Berlin, Hirschwald, 1847.
    First application of ether anaesthesia for plastic operations. Dieffenbach made his first use of the anaesthetic in reconstructing a nose. He modified Morton's inhaler. Dieffenbach's work helped bring about the early acceptance of anaesthesia in gemany. Works by others pertaining to Dieffenbach's field of work
  • Paul Scheel (1773-1811):
    Die Transfusion des Blutes und Einspritzung der Arzneyen in die Adern. Historisch und in Rücksicht auf die practische Heilkunde bearbeitet.
    2 volumes. Copenhagen, F. Brummer, 1802-1803.
    The first major work on transfusion since the 17th century and an excellent early history of the subject. Scheel reviewed both transfusion and intravenous injection.
  • Antoine Lembert (1802-1851):
    Mémoire sur l'entéroraphie avec la description d'un procédé nouveau pour pratiquer cette opération chirurgicale.
    Répertoire général d’anatomie et de physiologie pathologiques, Paris, 1826, 2: 10-107.
    Description of what is now known as Lembert's suture, which ensures that serous surface is applied to serous surface in suturing intestine – the foundation of all modern gastric and intestinal surgery. Dieffenbach was the first successfully to employ Lembert's method.
  • Joseph Constantine Carpue:
    An account of two successful operations for restoring a lost nose from the integuments of the forehead in the cases of two officers of H. M. Army; to which are prefixed historical and physiological remarks on the nasal operation; including descriptions of the Indian and Italian methods etc.
    London, 1816; German translation by Heinrich Sabatier Michaelis (1791-1857), Berlin, 1817. Works on Dieffenbach and his time
  • C. Th. Meier:
    Vorträge in der chirurgischen Klinik der königl. Charité zu Berlin. Berlin, 1840.
    On Dieffenbach’s practical-clinical achievements in the Charité before he succeeded Graefe in 1840.
  • Charles Philipps (born 1811):
    La chirurgie de M. Dieffenbach. Berlin, 1840.
    On Dieffenbach’s practical-clinical achievements in the Charité before he succeeded Carl Ferdinand von Graefe in 1840.
  • G. von Breuning:
    J. F. Dieffenbach’s chirurgische Leistungen in Wien. Dargestellt in ihren Erfolgen. Wien, 1841.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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