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Martin Naboth - bibliography

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German physician, anatomist, and chemist, born January 16, 1675, Kalau, Nieder-Lausitz, Sachsen; died May 23, 1721, Leipzig.


  • De organo auditus. Leipzig, 1703.
  • De sterilitate mulierum. Leipzig, A. Zeidler, 1707; 1709.
    Also in Albrecht von Haller’s (1708-1777) Disputationum anatomicarum selectarum, Göttingen 1750; volume 5 pp 233-259.
    The latter contains his description of the Ovula Nabothi. In this treatise Naboth maintained that ovarian sclerosis and tubal blockages could be causes of infertility. Biographical etc:
  • August Hirsch, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker.
    2nd edition. Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929. 3rd edition, München 1962.
    First published in 6 volumes 1884-1888.
  • H. Speert:
    Obstetric-gynecologic eponymy; Martin Naboth and cervical cysts.
    Fertility and Steriliy, New York, January/February 1956, 7 (1): 66-70.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989.
    New edition in 2002.
  • Carlos Gysel:
    L’anatomiste Guillaume Desnoues (1650-1735), le cartésianisme et l’embryologie de la face.
    Vesalius, Brussels, 1995, 1 (1): 13-22.

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