An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16018 entries, 14076 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 14, 2024

PETTENKOFER, Max Josef von

6 entries
  • 679

Notiz über eine neue Reaction auf Galle und Zucker.

Ann. Chem. Pharm. 52, 90-96, 1844.

Pettenkofer’s test for bile. Previously there had been no means of recognizing the presence of the bile salts.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY › Clinical Chemistry
  • 5107

Unterschungen und Beobachtungen über die Verbreitungsart der Cholera.

Munich: J. G. Cotta, 1855.

Pettenkofer gave much attention to the etiology of cholera. He postulated the theory that a specific germ, certain local conditions, certain seasonal conditions, and certain individual conditions are all necessary for an epidemic to occur (the Boden theory).



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera
  • 938

Untersuchungen über die Respiration.

Ann. Chem. Pharm. (Heidelberg), Suppl. 2, 52-70, 18621863.

The first combined feeding–respiration experiments. Pettenkofer and Voit devised an apparatus for their important experiments on respiration and metabolism. They were first to estimate the amounts of protein, fat, and carbohydrate broken down in the body.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY › Metabolism, RESPIRATION
  • 937

Ueber die Respiration.

Ann. Chem. Pharm (Heidelberg), Suppl. 2, 1-52, 18621863.


Subjects: RESPIRATION
  • 1613

Ueber eine Methode die Kohlensäure in der atmosphärischen Luft zu bestimmen.

J. prakt. Chem., 85, 165-84, 1862.

Pettenkofer was the founder of experimental hygiene; he was the first to institute a laboratory for hygienic investigation.



Subjects: Hygiene, PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 1618

Das Kanal- Oder Siel-System in München.

Munich: H. Manz, 1869.

Pettenkofer was responsible for the installation of the modern system of sewage disposal in Munich, and thus succeeded in almost completely ridding that city of typhoid.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Salmonellosis › Typhoid Fever, PUBLIC HEALTH