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Martin Heinrich Rathke - bibliography

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Biography

German anatomist, born August 25, 1793, Danzig, Prussia [now Gdansk, Poland]; died September 3, 1860, Königsberg [now Kaliningrad, Russia].

Bibliography

  • De Salamandrarum corporibus adiposis, ovariis et oviductibus, eorum evolutione.
    Doctoral dissertation, Berlin, 1818.
  • Beiträge zur Geschichte der Thierwelt. Neueste Schriften der naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Danzig. 1st part, Danzig, 1820-1824.
  • Bemerkungen über den inneren Bau der Pricke. Danzig, 1826.
  • Untersuchungen über die Bildung und Entwicklung des Flusskrebses. Leipzig, 1829.
  • Abhandlungen zur Bildungs- und Entwicklungs-Geschichte der Menschen und der Thiere. 2 volumes. Leipzig, F. C. W. Vogel, 1832-1833.
  • Zur Morphologie. Reisebemerkungen aus Tauren. Riga and Leipzig, 1837.
  • Ueber die Entstehung der Glandula pituitaria. Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin, Berlin, 1838: 482-485.
  • Entwicklungsgeschichte der Natter. Königsberg, 1839.
  • Bemerkungen über den Bau des Amphioxus lanceolatus, eines Fisches aus der Ordnung der Cyclostomas. Königsberg, 1841. Beiträge zur vergleichenden Anatomie und Physiologie, Reisebemerkungen aus Skandinavien, nebst einem Anhange über die rückschreitende Metamorphose der Thiere. Danzig, 1842.
  • Ueber die Entwicklung der Schildkröten. Braunschweig, 1848.
  • Untersuchungen über die Entwicklung und den Körperbau der Krokodile. Braunschweig, 1866.
  • Entwicklungsgeschichte der Wirbeltiere. Leipzig 1861.
    This highly praised work in comparative embryology was published posthumously by the Swiss anatomist, embryologist, and histologist Rudolf Albert von Kölliker (1817-1905) at the request of Rathke's son.
  • Jane M. Oppenheimer:
    The Non-Specificity of the Germinal Layers. Essays in the History of Embryology and Biology.
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. A reprint with updated bibliography of an article that originally appeared in Quarterly Review in Biology, 1940; 15: 1-27.
  • Erik Nordenskiöld:
    History of Biology. New York, 1928.
  • Vern L. Bullough:
    Martin Heinrich Rathke. In: Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief: Dictionary of Scientific Biographies. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1970, pp. 307-308.
  • T. F. Baskett:
    On the shoulders of Giants: Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
    London, RCOG Press, 1996.
  • Heike Menz:
    Martin Heinrich Rathke (1793-1860). Ein Embryologe des 19. Jahrhunderts.
    Acta Biohistorica 7. Marburg, Basilisken-Presse, 2000. 280 pages.

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