Leipzig : Verlag von F.C.W. Vogel, 1878.
Description : frontis., [1 l.] tp, 1–40 p., [2 l.] fold. pl. ; illus: 1 phot., 2 lithos. ; 23 cm.
Photograph : albumen mounted on ruled card, view of the Institute.
Subject: Hospitals — Germany ; Medizinisch-klinischen Institut der Universität München.
For nearly three decades, Ziemssen administered to an endless stream of clinical cases that tided through the Münich city hospital, galvanizing his reputation beyond the borders of Germany, both as a medical journal publisher, and by the many reports and monographs he authored. Oddly, little of this monstrous industry was illustrated by photographs. His breakthrough work was a monograph on electrotherapeutics (1st ed., 1864) wherein he mapped neural motor points by localized faradisation, as practiced by Remak and Duchenne. The book is illustrated by a lithograph reproducing a photograph by Albrecht (unverified). Also, the ninth lecture—part 2 of the Respirationsapparat section—of his series of Klinische Vorträge and titled, "Zur Diagnostik der Tuberculose," (1888) is illustrated with three substandard in-text phototypes. I hope to find better examples. For now, the beautiful photograph celebrating the opening of the Klinische Instute, represents Ziemssen's place in this bibliography and honors his achievements in the history of the 19th century movement to establish research centers dedicated to medical science. It is a limited run of the main edition with the added photo, probably distributed to the benefactors of the research center.