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ZENKER'S FAMOUS DISCOVERY that the Trichinella spiralis was the cause of death in a young woman whose necropsy he had done sparked off a heated controversy concerning priority rights, in which Leuckart, Zenker, and Virchow were involved. Drs. Becker and Schmidt have written an elegant little monograph in which the controversy is brought to life again. They do not conceal their sympathy for Zenker and their disapproval of Leuckart's attitude. The booklet is well illustrated, contains reproductions of some of the crucial correspondence (with an emphasis on Virchow's letters), and is a pleasure to read. I highly recommend this little
Die Entdeckungsgeschichte der Trichinen und der Trichinosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:414–415. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-3-414_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(3):414-415.
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