David S. Light collection of scientific letters

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This digitized collection of letters and notes which contains autographs and signatures of renowned scientists and physicians was originally compiled by David S. Light, M.D., alumnus of Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944. Among the autographs in collection are: Claude Bernard, Sir William Bowman, Jean Martin Charcot, Sir Astley Paston Cooper, Marie Sklodowska Curie, Harvey Williams Cushing, Paul Ehrlich, Sigmund Freud, Herman Ludwig Ferdinand Von Helmholtz, Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Cornielle Jean Francois Heymans, Johannes Muller, Albert Ludwig Siegmund Neisser, Sir James Paget, Louis Pasteur, Johannes Evangelesta Purkinje, William Ramsay, Louis-Antoine Ranvier, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, Friedrich Tiedmann, John Tyndall, Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow, William Henry Welsh. The letters and notes are in various languages, largely English, French, German or Czechoslovak and are handwritten or typed on various types of stationery or cards. The donation of the Light collection was accepted by W. D. Postell, Jr, Director of the Rudolph Matas Library in March 1993 with supplementary items added to the collection through 2003.

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Signature of Albert Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), German obstetrician and gynecologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains the signature of Albert Sigmund Gustav Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), a German obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Döderlein was a founder of gynecological bacteriology. He was also an early adopter of radiotherapeutics in oncology. He is known for introducing rubber gloves into his practice. Albert Döderlein discovered the lactobacillus and its function and it is named for him. - Zentralbl Gynakol. 2006 Apr;128(2):56-9. Handwritten note (German), Stationery has imprint, Professor Dr. Döderlein, Franenklinik 12-1 Tübingen, 29 / XII 05 (Die Universitätsfrauenklink Tübingen, Germany) For biographical articles in PubMed for Albert Döderlein search: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=D%C3%B6derlein+A[PS] -- This signature was collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Albert Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), German obstetrician and gynecologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains the signature of Albert Sigmund Gustav Döderlein (b.1860, d.1941), a German obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Döderlein was a founder of gynecological bacteriology. He was also an early adopter of radiotherapeutics in oncology. He is known for introducing rubber gloves into his practice. Albert Döderlein discovered the lactobacillus and its function and it is named for him. - Zentralbl Gynakol. 2006 Apr;128(2):56-9. This signature was collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), German microbiologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), a German microbiologist and venereologist who discovered the bacterial cause of gonorrhoea (Neisseria gonorrhoea). This typewritten note (German), on stationery imprinted with Professor Dr. Neisser Geheimer Neduzubaurat, Fürstenstraße 124, Tel. No. 1651, Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland) 16, den 14, Februar 1916. Neisser was also the co-discoverer of the causative agent of leprosy. In the field of public health, he promoted vigorously preventive and educational measures to the public, and the better sanitary control of prostitutes, in order to combat venereal diseases. He worked at the University of Breslau (Wrocław, Poland). For more biographical information search PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Neisser+A[PS] -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), German microbiologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (b.1855, d.1916), a German microbiologist and venereologist who discovered the etiologic agent of gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoea). Neisser was also the co-discoverer of the causative agent of leprosy. In the field of public health, he promoted vigorously preventive and educational measures to the public, and the better sanitary control of prostitutes, in order to combat venereal diseases. He worked at the University of Breslau (Wrocław, Poland). For more biographical information search PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Neisser+A[PS] -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Anthony White (b.1782, d.1849), British Surgeon
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Anthony White (b.1782, d.1849), a British Surgeon. He was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (admitted 1803), and served in the office of president in 1834 and 1842. He was also the Surgeon to the Royal Society of Musicians. He was the first to excise the head of the femur for disease of the hip joint, a procedure considered to be heroic at the time, causing a controversy. He published: Treatise on the Plague. London, 1842 and An Inquiry into the Proximate Cause of Gout and its Rational Treatment, London 1848. For more information see: Anthony White (obituary). Lancet. 1849;1:324 and Early attempts at hip arthroplasty--1700s to 1950s. Iowa Orthop J. 2005;25:25-9. [PMID: 16089067]. Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Arnaldo Maggiora-Vergano (b.1862, d.1945), Italian physician and public health expert
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature Arnaldo Maggiora-Vergano (b.1862, d.1945). He joined the faculty of medicine and surgery at the University of Turin, where at the Institute of Physiology he carried out experimental research on the physiology of muscles. He was involved in public health and infectious diseases. He was a government health inspector during the cholera epidemic of 1896 and was a member of Consiglio superiore di sanità del Regno. He belonged to numerous Italian and foreign academies and scientific societies and received various honors, including the gold medal of meritorious Public Health. -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Axel Laurids Reyn (b.1872-d.1935), Finsen Light Institute, Copenhagen - lupus researcher
This item contains the signature and some biographical information of Axel Laurids Reyn (b.1872-d.1935) a physician born in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Reyn spent his career on the staff of the Finsen Institue in Copenhagen. He was a physician, dermatologist and medical researcher. He reported a method of bringing nascent iodine into contact with the tissues of the body, for the treatment of lupus or skin tuberculosis. He is known for the Finsen-Reyn Lamp. Dr. Reyn co-authored: Light converging apparatus, between 1900 and 1909) with Prof. N.R. Finsen. See: Axel Reyn, M. D. Obituary, British Medical Journal, May 18, 1935, p.1055. [PMC2460477]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2460477/ -- This signature was collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944), This item contains a signature collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)", medref@tulane.edu
Signature of Carl Friedrich Richard Förster (b.1825, d.1902), German ophthalmologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Carl Friedrich Richard Förster (b.1825, d.1902), a German ophthalmologist born in the town of Lissa (Leszno, Poland). He studied medicine at the Medical Faculty of Breslau (the pre-1945 German name of Wrocław, Poland) University, and later in Heidelberg and Berlin. From 1855, he worked in Breslau, where he established in 1857 the first ophthalmology clinic. He was first director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Breslau (Universität Breslau). Forster did many pioneering works on visual fields, invented a photometer and the first perimeter, known for many years as the Foerster perimeter. Moreover, he studied night blindness, visual field changes due to different pathologies, and many eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataract, retinal and choroidal diseases. Förster conducted tests of visual acuity, and is also known for investigations of indirect vision and visual field boundaries. A Förster perimeter was an instrument used to measure an individual's field of vision. He defined the difference between negative and positive scotoma (blind spot). For more information see: Carl Friedrich Richard Foerster (1825-1902) - the inventor of perimeter and photometer. Acta Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep;93(6):586-90. [PMID: 25833059]. Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard (b.1817-d.1894), Mauritian physiologist & neurologist
This item contains a signature of Charles-Edouard (or Charles Edward) Brown-Séquard (b.1817-d.1894) a Mauritian physiologist and neurologist. He identified cases with spinal cord hemisection, and described the clinical presentation corresponding to a syndrome which bears his name (Brown-Séquard syndrome), for which he is best known among neurologists. Search PubMed for biographical information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Brown-S%C3%A9quard+C[PS] or search for historic scientific publications by (Author:Brown-Séquard) in IndexCat: https://indexcat.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=indexcat&v%3Asources=indexcat&query=%28Author%3A%28Brown-S%C3%A9quard%29%29 -- Signature collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944), This item contains a signature collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)", medref@tulane.edu
Signature of Charles H. Best (b.1899-d.1978), American-Canadian medical scientist, co-discoverer of insulin
This item contains biographical information and a signature of a renowned scientist, Charles H. Best (b.1899-d.1978), an American-Canadian medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin, collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. Dr. Best earned a medical degree and doctorate, and succeeded John J. R. Macleod as professor of physiology at the University of Toronto in 1929. He then took over for Frederick G. Banting as director of the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research in 1941. The autograph is on reprint: Reminiscences by Charles H. Best, CBE, Reprinted from Medical Graduate, Christmas, 1965. Inscribed to Arthur Siemientkowski. This item also includes a newspaper clipping: Insulin finder recalls days of trial and error. The Miami Herald (Thurs. April 8, 1971), 36D. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944), This item contains a signature collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)", medref@tulane.edu
Signature of Claude Bernard (b.1813-d.1878), French physiologist
This item contains a signature of Claude Bernard (b.1813-d.1878), a French physiologist. The intimate connection between the brain and the heart was enunciated by Claude Bernard. He studied the chemical and physiological study of digestion and liver function, along with experimental section of nerves and studies on sympathetic nerves. For more information search PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Bernard+C[PS] . Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)., This item contains a signature collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)", medref@tulane.edu
Signature of Corneille Jean François Heymans (b.1892, d.1968), Belgian Nobel physiologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Corneille Jean François Heymans (b.1892, d.1968), a Belgian physiologist that won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1938 for showing how blood pressure and the oxygen content of the blood are measured by the body and transmitted to the brain. This handwritten note, stationery imprinted J.F. & Heymans Instituut, Farmacologisch & Therapeutisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit, Prof. emer. Dr. C. Heymans, Gent (België), Allbert Baertsoenkaai 33, 13/9/69 includes quotes of Goethe and Aristotle ... For more biographical information search PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Heymans+CJ[PS] -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Ernst Adolf Coccius (b.1825, d.1890), German ophthalmologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Ernst Adolf Coccius (b.1825, d.1890), a German ophthalmologist who was a native of Knauthain (Leipzig) and served as Director of the Leipzig Eye Clinic from 1867 to 1890. In 1853, Coccius provided the first description of retinal breaks of the eye, making the association to retinal detachment and he devised an ophthalmoscope that was a modification of the device invented by Hermann von Helmholtz. Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).
Signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925), German gynecologist & obstetrician
This item contains a signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925) a prominant German gynecologist and obstetrician [see: Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1963 Nov 15;87:827-38]. Search PubMed for biographical information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Bumm+E[PS] or search for historic publications by (Author:Bumm) in IndexCat: https://indexcat.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=indexcat&v%3Asources=indexcat&query=%28Author%3A%28bumm%29%29 -- Signature collected by by David S. Light, M.D.as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944), This item contains a signature collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)", medref@tulane.edu
Signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925), German gynecologist & obstetrician
This item contains a signature of Ernst Bumm (b.1858-d.1925) a prominant German gynecologist and obstetrician [see: Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1963 Nov 15;87:827-38] - Search PubMed for biographical information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Bumm+E[PS] or Historic publications by (Author:Bumm) in IndexCat: https://indexcat.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=indexcat&v%3Asources=indexcat&query=%28Author%3A%28bumm%29%29 -- Signature collected by by David S. Light, M.D.as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944), This item contains a signature collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)", medref@tulane.edu
Signature of Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (b.1834, d.1919), German zoologist & physician
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (b.1834, d.1919), a German zoologist, an accomplished artist/illustrator and professor of comparative anatomy. He discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology. Haeckel promoted and popularised Charles Darwin's work in Germany. He claimed that an individual organism's biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarises its species' evolutionary development, or phylogeny. Haeckel's entire literary output was extensive as a professor at the University of Jena. For more biographical information search PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Haeckel+EH[PS] -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Ernst von Bergmann (b.1836-d.1907), German pioneer of aseptic surgery
This item contains a signature of Ernst von Bergmann, a renowned surgeon and pioneer of aseptic surgery. This item is a typewritten note in German; stationery imprinted E. v. BERGMANN Professor der Chirurgie, Alexander-Ufer 1 Portal II - Sprechstunde von 4 1/2-5 1/2 Uhr, 28.12.06, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Search PubMed for biographical information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Von+Bergmann+E[PS] or search for his historic scientific publications by (Author:Bergmann, E.) in IndexCat: https://indexcat.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=indexcat&v%3Asources=indexcat&query=%28Author%3A%28Bergmann%2C+E.%29%29 -- This signature was collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944). This item contains biographical information on a signature of Ernst von Bergmann, a renowned surgeon and pioneer of aseptic surgery, collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944., This item contains a signature collected by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)", medref@tulane.edu
Signature of Felix Semon (b.1849, d.1921), pioneer laryngologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Sir Felix Semon (b.1849, d.1921), a distinguished figure in the early development of laryngology. He was an astute researcher of laryngeal pathophysiology and an active participant in laryngological scientific societies. Felix Semon was a talented doctor and was one of the most esteemed laryngologists in London for 35 years (1875-1910). Primarily, his scientific interests included complications after thyroid surgery, laryngeal cancer, tuberculosis and motor innervation of the larynx, and movement disorders of the larynx. - see: Sir Felix Semon (1849-1921): pioneer in neurolaryngology. J Voice. 2012 Jan;26(1):87-9. [PMID: 21524563], For more biographical information search PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Semon+F[PS] -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (b.1809, d.1885), German physician, pathologist & anatomist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (b.1809, d.1885), a German physician, pathologist, and anatomist. His essay, "On Miasma and Contagia," was an early argument for the germ theory of disease. He was an important figure in the development of modern medicine. The progress in science made by Henle depended on the improvements in light microscopy achieved in the 19th century. Henle's work was not confined to the description of anatomic structures. After he had observed microorganisms in the excretions of diseased animals, he embraced the unpopular theory of 'contagion' as the source of infection, though he himself was not able to prove that microorganisms were the direct cause of diseases. He was the chair of anatomy at Zürich (1840) and taught anatomy, physiology, and pathology in Heidelberg (1844). He moved to Göttingen, and issued his great "Handbook of Systematic Human Anatomy", perhaps the most complete and comprehensive at that time. He discovered the loop of Henle and Henle's tubules, two anatomical structures in the kidney. - Acta Med Hist Adriat. 2014;12(2):413-28. [PMID: 25811694], For more biographical information search PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Henle+FG[PS] -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)
Signature of Friedrich Tiedemann (b.1781, d.1861), German anatomist & physiologist
Light collection of scientific letters, is a collection of letters, memos and autographs of renowned scientists and physicians.  The signatures and correspondence were originally collected by David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944).  The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between  1993 and  2003., medref@tulane.edu, This item contains a signature of Friedrich Tiedemann (b.1781, d.1861), a German anatomist and physiologist. Tiedemann was the professor of anatomy and physiology at Universität Heidelberg from 1816 to 1849. He had previously been the chair of anatomy and zoology for ten years at Landshut. He was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1827. -- Autograph collected by by David S. Light, M.D. as part of the Light collection of scientific letters. The collection was donated to the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences between 1993 and 2003. David S. Light, M.D. (alumnus, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1944)

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