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Friedrich Albert von Zenker - bibliography

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German physician and pathologist, born March 13, 1825, Dresden; died June 13, 1898, on the estate Reppentin near Plau in Mecklenburg.


  • Ueber die Trichinenkrankheit des Menschen. Virchows Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, Berlin, 1860, 18: 561-572.
    The intestinal and muscular forms of trichinosis were first noted by Zenker, who established their connection with the disease.
    English translation in Benjamin Harrison Kean (1912-) et al: Tropical medicine and parasitology: classic investigations. 1 volume in two. Ithaca, London, Cornell University Press, 1968.
  • Beiträge zur Lehre von der Trichinenkrankheit.
    Historical survey in Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medicin, 1866; 1: 90-124.
    These works opened the way for the long series of investigations on trichinosis subsequently made by Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902), Gottlob Friedrich Heinrich Kuechenmeister (1821-1890), Karl Georg Friedrich Rudolph Leuckart (1823-1898), and others.
  • Beiträge zur normalen und pathologischen Anatomie der Lungen.
    Dresden, G. Schönfeld's Buchhandlung, 1862.
    First description of pulmonary fat embolism in man.
  • Ueber die Veränderungen der willkürlichen Muskeln in Typhus abdom.
    Leipzig, 1864.
  • Krankheiten des Oesophagus.
    With Hugo Wilhelm von Ziemssen, Leipzig, 1867.
    Also in von Ziemssen’s Handbuch der allgemeinen Therapie, 1874; 7, 1st part, Anhang, pp. 1-208.
    English translation, New York, 1878, pp. 1-214.
  • Ueber Staubinhalationskrankheiten der Lungen.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medicin, 1867, II: 116-172.
    Zenker described siderosis and suggested the term "pneumokoniosis" as a suitable general title for diseases due to inhaled dust.
  • Zur pathologischen Anatomie der acuten gelben Leberatrophie.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medicin, Leipzig, 1872; X.
  • Ueber den Cysticercus racemosus des Gehirns. Bonn, 1882.
  • Josef Heurich:
    Leben und Wirken Friedrich Albert von Zenkers. Düsseldorf, 1938.
    [Life and work of Friedrich Albert von Zenker].
  • Hermann Schröder:
    Ein Erinnerungsblatt für Friedrich Albert von Zenker.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1925, 72: 436-437.

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