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Georg Joseph Beer - bibliography

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Austrian ophthalmologist, born December 23, 1763, Vienna; died April 11, 1821, Vienna.

Bibliography

  • Praktische Beobachtungen über verschiedene, vorzüglich aber über jene Augenkrankheiten, welche aus allgemeinen Krankheiten des Körpers entspringen.
    3 copper tables, of which 2 colored.
    Wien, Kaiserer Franz Jakub, 1791. 392 pages.
    Offered in March 2000 for Sfr. 1.000.
    "This is the first monograph ever published dealing with ocular signs of systemic disease. It deals with lacrimal fistulas, trichiasis, adhesions of the lids, lid ulcers, epiphora, and ocular inflammations. He illustrates through anecdotal cases the ocular changes caused by smallpox, measles, venereal afflictions, gout and rheumatic diseases, scrofula, and dietary deficiencies" (D. M. Albert).
  • Praktische Beobachtungen über den grauen Staar und die Krankheiten der Hornhaut. Illustrated. Vienna, 1791.
  • Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten, als Leitfaden zu seinen öffentlichen Vorlesungen entworfen.
    2 volumes. Vienna, 1792.
    New edition, Wien, Camesina; Heubner & Volke, 1813-1817.
    Beer is remembered for his textbook. The doctrines in it dominated practice for many years. He described the symptoms of glaucoma and noted the luminosity of the fundus in aniridia. He also presented for the first time the general principles of treating post-traumatic inflammations, including penetrating and perforating injuries as well as injuries to the orbit. He described the first use of the loupe for the examination of the living eye. The plates in this work were both hand-coloured and signed by Beer. He was a distinguished iridectomist. Many of his pupils became famous ophthalmic surgeons. Beer opened the first known eye hospital, in 1786, in Vienna. He was the first Jew to graduate in Austria. English translation, Glasgow, 1821.
  • Methode, den grauen Staar mit der Kapsel auszuziehen, nebst einigen anderen Verbesserungen der Staaroperation überhaupt. Vienna, 1799.
  • Bibliotheca ophthalmica; Repertorium aller bis zu Ende des Jahres 1797 erschienen Schriften über die Augenkrankheiten.
    3 parts, Vienna, 1799, 1800.
  • Pflege gesunder und und geschwächter Augen, nebst einer Vorschrift, wie man sich bei plötzlichen Zufällen an den Augen, welche nicht eine eigentliche medicinisch-chirurgische Kenntniss fordern, selbst helfen kann.
    Vienna and Leipzig, 1800.
  • Auswahl aus dem Tagebuch eines praktischen Arztes.
    Vienna, 1800.
  • Ansicht der staphylomatösen Metamorphose des Auges und der künstlichen Pupillenbildung. Vienna, 1805.
  • Das Auge, oder Versuch das edelste Geschenk der Schöpfung vor dem höchst verderblichen Einflüssen unseres Zeitalters zu sichern.
    With copperplates. Vienna, 1813.
  • Geschichte der Augenkunde überhaupt und Augenheilkunde insbesondere. Vienna, 1813.
  • Uebersicht aller Vorfälle in dem öffentlichen klinischen Institute für die Augenkrankheiten an der k. k. Universität zu Wien.
    Vienna, 1813-1816.
  • Georg Preyss, Rede zum Andenken Georg Joseph Beer’s in der Sitzung des Doctoren-Coll. zu Wien, 18. April 1857.
    Supplement (Beilage) to Oesterreichische Zeitschrift.

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