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Published online: 2013-12-09
Submitted: 2013-06-06
Accepted: 2013-06-14
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Joachim Oelhaf and the first public autopsy in Gdansk in 1613

A. Szarszewski, J. Gulczyński, M. Cichorek, K. Kuklińska, B. Siek
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0047
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Folia Morphol 2013;72(4):281-284.

open access

Vol 72, No 4 (2013)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2013-12-09
Submitted: 2013-06-06
Accepted: 2013-06-14

Abstract

The first both in Gdansk and in Central Europe alleged public autopsy was performed by Joachim Oelhaf in February 1613. It was an evidence for Gdansk status as one of the leading anatomical centres in Europe. The aim of the article is to present the history of teaching medicine in Gdansk in early modern era and the eminent anatomists working in Academic Gymnasium of Gdansk. The preserved report of the autopsy of a new-born child with congenital defects is analysed as one of the very first texts in pathological anatomy. The described by Oelhaf case is identified as limb-body wall complex.

Abstract

The first both in Gdansk and in Central Europe alleged public autopsy was performed by Joachim Oelhaf in February 1613. It was an evidence for Gdansk status as one of the leading anatomical centres in Europe. The aim of the article is to present the history of teaching medicine in Gdansk in early modern era and the eminent anatomists working in Academic Gymnasium of Gdansk. The preserved report of the autopsy of a new-born child with congenital defects is analysed as one of the very first texts in pathological anatomy. The described by Oelhaf case is identified as limb-body wall complex.
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Keywords

public autopsy, Academic Gymnasium of Gdansk, Joachim Oelhaf, foetus monstrosus, limb-body wall complex

About this article
Title

Joachim Oelhaf and the first public autopsy in Gdansk in 1613

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 72, No 4 (2013)

Pages

281-284

Published online

2013-12-09

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0047

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2013;72(4):281-284.

Keywords

public autopsy
Academic Gymnasium of Gdansk
Joachim Oelhaf
foetus monstrosus
limb-body wall complex

Authors

A. Szarszewski
J. Gulczyński
M. Cichorek
K. Kuklińska
B. Siek

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