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Oskar Minkowski - bibliography

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German internist and physiologist, born January 13, 1858, Aleksotas near Kowno, Russia (now in Kaunas, Lithuania); died July 18, 1931, Sanatorium Fürstenburg an der Havel, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany.


  • Ueber das Vorkommen von Oxybuttersäure im Harne bei Diabetes mellitus.
    Centralblatt für die medicinischen Wissenschaften, 1884, 22: 242-243.
    Discovery of ß-oxybuturic acid in diabetic urine.
  • Ueber einen Fall von Akromegalie.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1887, 24: 371-374.
    Minkowski called attention to the constancy of pituitary enlargement on acromegaly; he was the first definitely to note this relationship.
  • Joseph von Mering, Oskar Minkowski:
    Diabetes mellitus nach Pankreasextirpation.
    Centralblatt für klinische Medicin, Leipzig, 1889, 10 (23): 393-394.
    Archiv für experimentelle Patholgie und Pharmakologie, Leipzig, 1890, 26: 37.
    Beginnt mit den Sätzen "Nach Exstirpation des Pankreas tritt bei Hunden Diabetes mellitus auf. Derselbe beginnt einige Zeit nach der Operation und dauert wochenlang ohne Unterbrechung bis zum Tode der Thiere. Außer dem Zuckergehalt im Harn beobachtet man Polyurie".
  • Sir John William McNee:
    Experiments on haemolytic icterus.
    Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, Chichester, 1913-1914, 18: 325-342.
    Disproving Bernhard Naunyn’s theory that bile pigment formation is a function of the liver cells alone.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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