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Bärtl (Josef) medical notebook
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Josef Bärtl medical notebook
    Source: Palinurus Antiquarian Books
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0365
    Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 volume)
    Date (inclusive): 1820-1868
    Language of Material: Materials are in German.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Palinurus Antiquarian Books, 2015.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7696693 

    Scope and Contents

    "A [more than] 600-page manuscript medical notebook that includes diagnostic information, care, theoretical considerations, recipes and cures. The notebook is in German (Roman and Gothic script) in a clear hand throughout. It is in alphabetical order (designated with letter tabs). Baertl [Bärtl] (1790-1868) was a military physician and an early convert to homoeopathy. He graduated from the Josephs Akademie in 1828 and served in the army of Austria in Treviso, Venice, Palermo, and finally Mailand. He was fluent in German, French, Italian, and Bohemian. He was the author of several books and numerous articles that were translated or appeared in the British Journal of Homoeopathy. [This] manuscript ... was his personal reference notebook. The entries are in the form of compositions or diary-like entries on ailments, or notes. It is packed with his thoughts on the various illnesses and medical issues he encountered in his practice; e.g., his encounter with an eye ailment in Palermo that led to his article on clinical observations of 'granular ophthalmalia' in 1863, his book on epilepsy, or his entries in the manuscript on cholera and his book on intermittant fevers. One can also see where he modified or supplemented entries with notes or comments and some references to the contemporary medical literature. What the manuscript offers is an immediate view of a physician at work confronted with the manifold issues of large military encampments and hundreds if not thousands of individuals. It is also a record of the evolution of his thoughts on treatment and adaptation of homoeopathic theory."--Antiquarian bookseller's description.

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    Palinurus Antiquarian Books