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Paul Gottlieb Werlhof - bibliography

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German physician and poet, born March 24, 1699, Helmstädt; died 1767.


  • De medicina sectae methodicae veteris ejusque usu et abusu.
    Doctoral thesis, Helmstädt, 1723.
  • Observationes de febribus, praecipue intermittentibus et ex harum genere continuis etc.
    Hannover, 1732, 1745. Venice, 1757, 1764, 1784.
    German translation, Copenhagen, 1785.
  • Cautiones medicae de limitandis laudibus et vituperiis morborum et remediorum.
    Hannover, 1734.
  • Disquisitio medica et philologica de variolis et anthracibus, signis differentiis, medelis disserit etc. Hannoverae, sumt. haered. Nicolai Foersteri, 1735.
  • Gedichte. (Poems) 1749. 2nd edition, 1756.
  • Opera Medica. 3 volumes. Hannoverae, imp. frat. Helwingiorum, 1775-1776.
    This complete edition of his written works was arranged for by Johann Ernst Wichmann.
  • Julius Pagel (1851-1912):
    Paul Gottlieb Werlhof. In: August Hirsch, publisher: Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker. Urban & Schwarzenberg. 2nd edition. Berlin, 1929. Pp. 905.
  • Udo Benzenhöfer:
    Der hannoversche Hof- und Leibarzt Paul Gottlieb Werlhof (1699-1767).
    Mainz, 1992. 53 pages.

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