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Bernhard Siegfried Albinus - bibliography

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Biography

German anatomist, born February 24, 1697, Frankfurt an die Oder; died September 9, 1770, Leiden.

Bibliography

  • Libellus de ossibus corporis humani. 1726.
    Written as an aid in the teaching of anatomy.
  • Historia musculorum corporis humani. 1734.
    This too, was an aid in the teaching of anatomy.
  • Tabulae selecti et musculorum corporis humani.
    Lugduni Batavorum, Leiden, J. & H. Verbeek 1747.
    His main work and perhaps the most important anatomical work of the 18th century. The copperplates, prepared by Jan Wandelaar, established a new standard in anatomical illustration, and remain unsurpassed for their artistic beauty and scientific accuracy. Albinus and Wandelaar began their joint work on this project as early as in 1725. The most famous plate in the atlas depicts a skeletal figure standing in front of an enormous grazing rhinoceros, sketched by Wandelaar from the first living specimen in Europe, which had arrived at the Amsterdam zoo in 1741.
    The book was recently (2003) on sale for £15,500.
    English translation, with new engravings of the plates:
  • Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body. London, Knapton, 1749.
    In 1757 expanded with:
  • Tabulae vasis chyliferi cum vena azyga, arteriis intercostalibus, aliisque vicinis partibus.
    The way the illustrations were executed brought Albinus into conflict with Petrus Camper (1722-1789).
  • Tabulae vasis chyliferi cum vena azyga, arteriis intercostalibus, aliisque vicinis partibus. 1757.
    An expansion of Tabulae selecti et musculorum corporis humani. 1747.

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