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Johann Friedrich Meckel, the Younger - bibliography

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German anatomist, born October 17, 1781, Halle, Prussia; died October 31, 1833, Halle.


  • De cordis conditionibus abnormibus. Doctoral dissertation; Halle, 1802.
  • Abhandl. aus der menschlichen und cvergleichenden Anatomie und Physiologie.
    Halle, 1806.
  • Beyträge zur vergleichenden Anatomie.
    2 volumes. Leipzig, C. H. Reclam, 1808-1811.
  • Versuch über den Bau des kleinen Gehirns in Menschen und Thieren.
    With Reil. In Reil’s Deutsches Archiv für die Physiologie, Halle and Berlin, 1808.
  • Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie.
    3 volumes in 2. Leipzig, Carl Heinirich Reclam, 1812-1816.
  • Diss. de ascidiarium structura. Halle, 1814.
  • De duplicitate monstrosa commentarius. Halle and Berlin, 1815.
    [Dedicated to the poet Jean Paul, who used Meckel as a model for his Dr. Katzenberger].
    Meckel did much to clarify the misunderstandings concerning congenital malformations and other abnormalities, the subject of this work, and his work on comparative anatomy made Germany the center for this discipline in the first half of the nineteenth century.
  • Handbuch der menschlichen Anatomie. 4 volumes. Halle and Berlin, 1815-1820.
    Translated into French by Gilbert Breschet (1784-1845) and Antoine Jacques Louis Jourdan (1788-1848) as: Manuel d'anatomie générale, descriptive et pathologique. Paris, 1825. 3 volumes: (6) + 785, (4) + 767), (4) + 821 pages.
  • Ueber den regelwidrigen Verlauf der Armpulsadern.
    Deutsches Archiv für die Physiologie, Halle and Berlin, 1816, 2:117-131.
  • Tabulae anatomico-pathologicae modos omnes quibus partium corporis humani omnium forma externa atque interna a norma recedit exhibentes.
    4 parts. Lipsiae, I. F. Gleditsch, 1817-1826. System der vergleichenden Anatomie.
    5 volumes in 6. Halle, Renger, 1821-1831.
    French tranlsation in 10 volumes by Riester and Alph. Sanson, Paris, 1820-1838.
    In this work Meckel precedes theories that were proven later. He maintains «that higher animals in their development passes the stages of lower animals, through which periodical and class differences can be traced.
  • Anatomisch-physiologische Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen. Halle, 1822.
  • Descriptio monstrorum nonnullorum cum corollariis anatomico-physiologicis. Leipzig, 1826.
  • Ornithorynchi paradoxi descriptio anatomica. Leipzig, 1826.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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