Ritterich, Friedrich Lehre von den Blutigen Operationen am Menschlichen Körper, in Abbildungeon mit erlauterndem Texte. Zum Gebrauche für Studirende und ausübende Aerzte.(Theory of the Eye Operations in the Human Body. For Students and Exercising Physicians - approx. trans.
Winter'sche: Leipzig & Heidelberg. 1858. Hardcover. Boards detacjed, needs rebinding. Waterstain on upper right hand corner. missing plate 12, text and plate 13, , text and plate 14, , text and plate 15, text 16, plate 19, text 20 Quarto 68 pp text 22 plates (some in color) called for - the ones missing noted.
The plates are moslty of surgical instruments and the human eye. Friedrich Philipp Ritterich., was born on June 4th 1782 in Leipzig, studied in Jena and Leipzig and went 1810 to Vienna in order to study with Professor Beer, specialist in the area of ophthalmology. He became in 1820 a professor in Leipzig and established a private institute. In 1845 celebrated this Institute its 25 year anniversary and Ritterich composed. a commemorative volume. This Institute became an obligatory school of t Ophthalmology in the year 1853 and consequently the first apprenticeship for ophthalmology in Germany – Austria excluded .
Ritterich was also interested and taught in the fields of physiology and pathology. He was one of the first physicians to perform eye extractions and studied eye muscles and wrote a book on it although it wasn't finished. Towards the end of the 1850's he went blind and had to abandon his practice. In 1866, he died.
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