Publisher Information: Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1906.
Enderlen, Eugen (1863-1940) and Emil Gasser (1847-1919). Stereoskopbilder zur Lehre von den Hernien. , 76pp. 72 stereoscopic photographs, some with additional hand-coloring, in 18 blue card sleeves; the photographs are removable. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1906. 300 x 210 mm. Original cloth, rebacked preserving original gilt-lettered spine, gilt-lettered front cover, minor rubbing, corners lightly bumped. Minor foxing and browning, a few leaves a little creased, some fore-edges a bit frayed. A few pencil annotations. Very good.
First Edition. A striking early example of medical stereoscopic photography. Enderlen, a professor of surgery at the University of Marburg, worked with anatomist Emil Gasser to produce this atlas depicting the anatomy of various types of hernia, including inguinal, femoral, hiatus, incisional and umbilical. The 72 high-quality stereoscopic photographs each measure approximately 89 x 172 mm.; several of the photographs are enhanced with hand coloring to bring out certain anatomical features. Opposite each photograph is a brief explanation of the hernia type illustrated, together with a letter-keyed sketch outlining the image’s essential features. The authors recommended that the images be viewed with the “perfect stereoscopic apparatus” of Zeis and Goerz, but the optical part of an ordinary stereoscope viewer could also be used.Book Id: 44632