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Biography

German physician and physicist, born November 25, 1814, Heilbronn, Kingdom of Württemberg, died March 20, 1878, Heilbronn, Kingdom of Württemberg.

Bibliography

Some works on heat and energy:

De Mechanik der Wärme in gesammelten Schriften. Published by J. J. Weyrauch, Stuttgart, 1867, 1874, 1893. 2nd treatise published by A. von Oettingen in Ostwalds Klassiker No. 180, Leipzig, 1911.

Ueber die nothwendigen Consequenzen und Inconsequenzen der Wärmemechanik. Lecture to the Naturforscher-Versammlung in Innsbruck, 1869. This, and lectures delivered in his native town, were published under the title of:
Naturwissenschaftliche Vorträge. Stuttgart, 1872.

Ueber die Erhaltung der Kraft. 4 tratises published by A. Neubruger in Voigtländer’s Quellenbücher, volume 12, Leipzig o. J; and in Naturbibliothek No. 35/36 published by R. H. Francé, Leipzig, o. J.

Other works by Mayer:

Ueber das Santonin. Doctoral dissertation, Munich 1838.

Die organische Bewegung in ihrem Zusammenhang mit dem Stoffwechsel. Heilbronn, 1845.

Beiträge zur Dynamik des Himmels. Heilbronn, 1848.

Ueber die Herzkraft. Archiv für physiologische Heilkunde, Stuttgart, 1851.

Ueber das Fieber. Archiv der Heilkunde, Leipzig, 1862.

Die Torricellische Leere und über Auslösung. Stuttgart, 1876.

Kleinere Schriften und Briefe, Published by J. J. Weurauch, Stuttgart, 1893. Containing his first paper on the conservation of energy from 1841.

Thre smaller papers were published by Bernhard Hell in Ostwalds Klassiker, Leipzig, 1927.

On Julius Robert von Mayer and his work:

Eugen Karl Dühring, 1833-1921:
Robert Mayer, der Galilei des 19. Jahrhunderts. Chemnitz, 1879. 2nd edition, Leipzig, 1904. 2nd part, Leipzig, 1895.

Jacob Johann von Weyrauch, 1845-1917:
Robert Mayer. Stuttgart, 1890.

Theodor Gross, 1846-1913:
Robert Mayer und Hermann v. Helmholtz. Berlin, Fischer technologischer verlag, M. Krayn, 1898.

Salomo Friedlaender:
Julius Robert Mayer. Kessinger Publishing, 1905.

Ernst Jentsch:
Julius Robert Mayer. Seine Krankheitsgeschichte und die Geschichte seiner Entdeckung.  Berlin, 1914.

Ludwig Finckh:
Der göttliche Ruf. Leben und Werk des Physikers Robert Mayer. Stuttgart and Berlin, 1932.

R. Gaupp:
Robert Mayer’s seelische Erkrankung.
München medizinische Wochenschrift, 1933, 80: 1869-1872, 1899-1902.

Rainer Maria Rilke:
Poems from the Book of Hours (tr. B. Deutsch). New York: New Directions Pub. Corp., 1941.

Robert Mayer und das Energieprinzip, 1842-1942.
Gedenkschrift zur 100. Wiederkehr der Entdeckung des Energieprinzips. Herausgegeben  . . . durch den Verein Deutscher Ingenieure. Schriftverwaltung: Erich Pietsch und Hans Schimank. Berlin, 1942. VIII + 387 pages.

R. B. Lindsay:
Julius Robert Mayer: Prophet of Energy. New York: Pergamon Press, 1973.

R. S. Turner:
Mayer, Julius Robert. In Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief: Dictionary of Scientific Biography, volume 9. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970-1980: 235-240.

F. Deickmann:
Vor 150 Jahren: Robert Mayer und die Erhaltung der Energie.
Lufthansa Bordbuch, March, 1991: 52 and 54.

Store Norske Leksikon.

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