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FINKE, Leonhard Ludwig

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Versuch einer allgemeinen medizinisch-praktischen Geographie, worin der historische Theil der einheimischen Völker-und Saaten-Arzeneykunde vergetragen wird. 3 vols.

Leipzig: Weidmann, 17921795.

The first comprehensive medical geography. See George Rosen, "Leonhard Ludwig Finke and the first medical geography," IN: Underwood, E. A. (ed.). Science and medicine in history: Essays on the evolution of scientific thought and medical practice written in honour of Charles Singer (London: Oxford University Press, 1953) Vol. 2, 186-193. Fincke is known to have developed a very early disease map, supposedly inspired by Zimmerman's pioneering map of the distribution of mammals. However, Fincke did not publish his map. Digital facsimile of the 1792-95 edition from the Bayerische StaatsBibliothek at this link.

Subjects: Geography of Disease / Health Geography