[Joseph Hyrtl as a comparative anatomist (author's transl)].Anat Anz. 1980; 148(5):462-73.AA
According to his liking Joseph Hyrtl produced a collection of anatomical preparations, which exceeded everything before in completeness; thus he became a worthy successor of the Netherlands traditions. The prevailing part of this collection represents a comparative-anatomical museum; therefore many treatises of his considerable scientific-literary work concern with comparative anatomy. While he was reputed unquestionably to be the founder of the topographical branch of anatomy in the area of the German language, he had to struggle for appreciation in the comparative branch of anatomy, and got formally accepted by nomination as Professor of Comparative Anatomy at the Medical Faculty of Vienna. Yet the separation of the zoological science that had split into an own department at this time was not prevented but confirmed by the authority as the comparative collection was incorporated into the Zootomical Institute of the Philosophical Faculty of Vienna, when Hyrtl had become Professor emeritus; the international reputation of this large comparative-anatomical collection, produced by Hyrtl himself, is to be seen when it had become the fourth position in contemporary rank after the collections at the Universities of London, Paris and Leyden.