Entwicklung und Bibliographie der Pathologisch-Anatomischen Abbildung. [Mit Autograph: TLS – Mit einem zweiseitigen Brief an Dr.Krieg in Wien, der von Goldschmid den Entwurf eines Nekrologs zu Georges Sarton erhofft hatte und diesen in Form dieses Briefs bekommt (von Goldschmid voll signiert) / Typed Letter (two pages, signed) by Edgar Goldschmid; the letter being a draft of an obituary on Georges Sarton (in german)].
Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann, 1925. Quarto (25 cm x 31 cm). 301 Seiten text plus 44 fantastisch-farbige Tafeln in Lichtdruck mit den original-bedruckten Schutzfolien / 301 pages plus 44 fantastic colour-plates with their original tissue-guards. Originales Ganzleinen des Hiersemann-Verlags / Original publisher’s cloth. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Offensichtlich Handexemplar von Dr.Krieg (Wien) mit Anmerkungen in Bleistift auf dem Vorsatz (″Bei G[oldschmid] zufragen”) und gelegentlich im Text mit Korrekturen und Anmerkungen neben den von Goldschmid verfassten Bibliographien, moeglicherweise fuer eine nie erschienene zweite Auflage. / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely important landmark-publication in medicine, focusing on the importance of colour-illustration in dermatological diagnostics. This being the personal copy of Dr.Krieg (Vienna), with some annotations in pencil, reflecting questions and additional suggestions to some of the bibliographical entries, possibly for a second edition of the work.
[Garrison & Morton’s Medical Bibliography lists this publication under No. 2316: “Traces the development of pathological anatomical illustration, and includes a chronological bibliography of all important publications known to Goldschmid containing illustrations of pathological conditions, and an index of artists, printers, and publishers”]
The publication lists everything of importance to Goldschmid, from Theophilus Bonetus to Jan van Heekeren, Conrad Lycosthenes to Caspar Bauhin, Giovanni Andrea della Croce to Samuel Thomas Soemmering, Matthew Baillie to Johann Carl Sybel and Michele Vincento Malacarne etc. etc. The listings are enriched with descriptions in the style of an art historian and occasionally comments are offered even in english.
George Alfred Leon Sarton (31 August 1884 – 22 March 1956) was a Belgian-born American chemist and historian. He is considered the founder of the discipline of the history of science as an independent field of study. He has a significant importance in the history of science and his most influential work was the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes and 4,296 pages. Sarton ultimately aimed to achieve an integrated philosophy of science that provided a connection between the sciences and the humanities, which he referred to as “the new humanism”. (Wikipedia)
Edgar Goldschmid (born 14 December 1881 in Frankfurt, died 26 May 1957 in Lausanne) was a German physician, pathologist and historian of medicine.Born to a Jewish family, he was a son of the banker and art collector Eduard Goldschmid, and attended the Lessing-Gymnasium in Frankfurt. He studied medicine at the University of Freiburg, the University of Kiel and LMU, where he was influenced notably by Otto von Bollinger. In Munich he earned his doctorate in 1905 with a dissertation on tuberculosis in children.
He worked at hospitals in Munich, London, Berlin and Geneva, before returning to his native Frankfurt. From 1913 he worked at the Senckenberg Institute of Pathology and was a close collaborator of the institute’s director Bernhard Fischer-Wasels. He was an adjunct professor (Privatdozent) at the Goethe University Frankfurt from 1914 and associate professor of pathology from 1920. From 1920, he was a contributor to Handbuch der normalen und pathologischen Physiologie. His most important work is “Geschichte und Bibliographie der pathologischen-anatomischen Abbildung”, which was published in Leipzig in 1925. As a result of the Nazi takeover, Goldschmid emgrated to Switzerland and was Professor of history of medicine at the University of Lausanne from 1933. He had an extensive library and his house in Lausanne was decorated with paintings and art objects from his father’s collection. (Peoplepill)