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Franz von Paula Gruithuisen (1774-1852): lithotrity pioneer and astronomer. On the 150th anniversary of his death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12811497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of Franz von Paula Gruithuisen, the authors present his life and work. His most significant work in the fields of urology and lithotrity is examined, with special emphasis on the development of the latter field. He published his epoch-making historic study in 1813 in the Journal of Medicine and Surgery (Medicinisch-Chirurgische Zeitung). Franz von Paula Gruithuisen, the Bavarian physician and astronomer, led the way in the field of lithotrity. He developed crucial ideas on how to remove bladder stones transurethrally in a way that was safer and less likely to cause death. His instruments can be regarded as the model on which subsequent devices are based. Gruithuisen's influence on European medical scientists and, in particular, his rivalry with Jean Civiale are discussed.
Thaddäus Zajaczkowski; Anton Michael Zamann; Peter Rathert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits     Date:  2003-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of urology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0724-4983     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Urol     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-17     Completed Date:  2003-09-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307716     Medline TA:  World J Urol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik für Urologie, Katholische Kliniken Essen-Nord, Marien Hospital, Hospitalstrasse 24, 45329, Essen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Astronomy / history*
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
Lithotripsy / history*,  instrumentation
Urinary Bladder Calculi / history*,  therapy
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Franz von Paula Gruithuisen

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