- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Lorenz Heister - bibliography

Related eponyms

Biography

German anatomist and surgeon, born September 19, 1683, Frankfurt am Main; died April 18, 1758, Borum, near Königslutter. Latin name: Laurentius Heister.

Bibliography

  • Dissertatio inauguralis de tunica choridea oculi.
    Doctoral dissertation; Harderwijk, 1708.
  • Oratio inauguralis de hypothesium medicarum fallacia et pernice.
    Inaugural lecture as professor of anatomy and surgery. Altdorf, 1710.
  • De cataracta, glaucomate et amaurosi tractatio in qua multae novae opiniones & inventa contra vulgatas medicorum, chirurgorum, philosophorum nec non mathematicorum sententias continentur. . .
    Altdorf, J. G. Kohles, 1713. 368 pages. 2nd edition in Altdorf, 1720.
  • Apologia et uberior illustratio systematis sui de cataracta glaucomati et amaurosi contra Wolhusi ocularii parisiensis cavillationes & objectiones itemque Parisiensis eruditorum diarii iniquam censuram. Altdorf, J. G. Kohles, 1717.
  • Compendium anatomicum, veterum recentiorumque observationes brevissime complectens etc.
    Altdorf, 1717; 1719; 1727; 1732; Venice, 1730; Amsterdam, 1730.
    Translated into English, French, Dutch and Italian.
  • Chirurgie, in welcher alles was zur Wund Artzney gehöret, nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt wird.
    Nuremberg, 1718; 1724; 1731; 1745; 1747; 1770.
    Latin edition:
  • Institutiones chirurgicae. Leyden, 1739; Amsterdam.
    Later Latin edition:
  • Institutiones chirurgicae, in quibus quidquid ad rem chirurgicam pertinet, optima et novissima ratione pertractatur. . . . Opus quadraginta fere annorum, nunc demum, post aliquot editiones germanica lingua evulgatas, in exterorum gratiam latine altera vice longe auctius atque emendatius publicatum.
    Amsterdam: Jansson-Waesberge, 1750.
    English edition:
  • A general system of surgery in three parts.
    2 volumes in 1. London, W. Innys, 1743.
    Italian edition:
  • Instituzioni chirurgiche. 2 volumes. Venice: Presso Francesco Pitteri, 1765.
    Also translated into Dutch, French, and Spanish.
    New and improved German edition:
  • Dr. Lorenz Heisters Chirurgie in welcher alles, was zur Wundarzney gehöret, nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt, und in acht und dreyßig Kupfertafeln die neuerfundene und dienstlichste Instrumente, nebst den bequemsten Handgriffen der chirurgischen Operationen und Bandagen deutlich vorgestellet werden.
    Nürnberg : bey Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1763
  • Vindiciae sententiae suae de cataracta glaucomate et amaurosi adversus ultimas anidmadversiones atque objectiones etc. Altdorf, 1719.
  • Oratio de incrementis anatomiae in hoc seculo XVIII habita.
    Inaugural lecture as professor of anatomy and surgery at Helmstädt.
    Hälmstedt-Nuremberg, 1720.
  • Infantes pro diabolo olim suppositir habitos revera nihil nisi Rachiticos fuisse. Helmstädt, 1725.
  • Epistola de morte Silii Italici, celebris poetae et oratoris, ex clavo insanabili. Helmstädt, 1735.
  • Compendium institutionum sive fundamentum medicinae.
    Helmstädt, 1736. Translated into Dutch and German.
  • Nachricht von dem Leben und Thaten des englischen Augenarztes John Taylor. Helmstädt, 1736.
  • Institutiones chirurgica. Leiden, 1739. Latin version of his Chirurgie (1718).
  • Compendium medicae practicae, cui praemisse est dissertatio de medicinae praestantia. Amsterdam, 1743. Translated into Spanish and German.
  • Die Kleine Chirurgie oder Wund-Artzney, in welcher ein kurtzer doch deutlicher Unterricht und Begriff dieser Wissenschaft gegeben, auch die nöthigste hierzu gehörende Werckzeige in Kupffer vorgestellt werden. Excerpts from his Chirurgie.
    Nürnberg, Joh. Adam Stein and Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1747; 1767; Leipzig, 1749; Latin translation, Amsterdam 1743; Geneva 1748; Dutch, Amsterdam 1764.
  • Systema plantarum generale ex fructificatione, cum regulis de nominibus plantarum a Linnei longe diversis. Helmstädt, 1748.
  • Anatomisch-chirurgisches Lexicon. Berlin, 1753.
  • Descriptio novi generis plantae rarissimae et speciosissimae africanae ex bulbosarum classe Brunsvigiae illustre nomen imposuit.
    Brunswick, 1753. Translated into German.
  • Medicinische, chirurgische und anatomische Wahrnehmungen.
    Rostock, 1753. Translated into English.
    Biographical etc:
  • Viktor Fossel (1846-1913):
    Studien zur Geschichte der Medizin. Stuttgart, 1909, page 111.
  • Friedrich Schlipp:
    Lorenz Heister in seiner Bedeutung für die augenheilkunde.
    Dissertation, Göttingen, 1910.
  • Peter W. van der Pas (1915-2003):
    Heister, Lorenz. In: Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief: Dictionary of Scientific Biographies. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1970.
  • August Hirsch, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker.
    2nd edition. Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929.
    First published in 6 volumes 1884-1888. 3rd edition, München 1962.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • Jeremy M. Norman, editor:
    Morton’s Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton).
    Fifth edition. Scolar Press, 1991.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.