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The Texture of Rare and Common Lesions in Soemmerring and Baillie.
J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2019 Oct 01; 74(4):391-415.JH

Abstract

The publications on morbid anatomy by Matthew Baillie and Samuel Thomas Soemmerring put pathological preparations and images center stage. A comparison between their works highlights major shifts from exceptional to more representative cases and significant differences in the art of representation. Initially Baillie provided careful descriptions of internal postmortem lesions (1793). Then Soemmerring's prompt German translation added a wealth of references to the literature and specifically to pathological images available in print (1794). Soon after a second unillustrated edition incorporating some of Soemmerring's comments (1797), Baillie issued ten installments with dozens of pathological plates (1799-1803). His plates differed from those referred to by Soemmerring for their broader scope, representing common and rare conditions alike, and specific attention to the fine changes of texture of the affected parts. Their works document the crucial status of pathological preparations and images at the time and highlight the achievement of Baillie's work at an artistic as well as at an intellectual level.

Authors+Show Affiliations

HPS Department, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana 47401, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31504658

Citation

Meli, Domenico Bertoloni. "The Texture of Rare and Common Lesions in Soemmerring and Baillie." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, vol. 74, no. 4, 2019, pp. 391-415.
Meli DB. The Texture of Rare and Common Lesions in Soemmerring and Baillie. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2019;74(4):391-415.
Meli, D. B. (2019). The Texture of Rare and Common Lesions in Soemmerring and Baillie. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 74(4), 391-415. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhmas/jrz040
Meli DB. The Texture of Rare and Common Lesions in Soemmerring and Baillie. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2019 Oct 1;74(4):391-415. PubMed PMID: 31504658.
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