Ohrenkrankheiten nach Dann & Augenentzündungen nach Jüngken

Scope and Content

The notes of lectures of Eduard Dann on diseases of the ear cover folios 1-114 with the original pagination pp.1-220. An additional leaf has been glued on to folio 2 and provides an index for these notes.

The notes of lectures of Johann Christian Jüngken on inflammations of the eye cover folios 115-204 with the original pagination pp.1-180. A detailed index is provided at the beginning of the lectures.

Annotations on the inside front cover indicate that the manuscript was allocated the reference GO 72 viz. the Manchester Medical Society's 1890 library catalogue.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eduard Dann (d.1851)

Johann Christian Jüngken (1794-1875) was born on 12 June 1793 in Magdeburg, the son of physician Johann Christian Jüngken. He had shown an interest in science and medicine from a young age and went to Göttingen in 1812 to study medicine. In 1815, with war against Napoleon having resumed, he volunteered as a surgeon at a field hospital under the auspices of Karl von Gräfe (1787-1840), and spent most of his time in Brussels. On completion of his service he went to Berlin to complete his interrupted studies and received his doctorate on 3 May 1817 after submitting the thesis De pupillae artificialis per coreoncion graefianum conformatione. He qualified to teach surgery and ophthalmology later that same year and in 1825 was appointed professor extraordinary to Berlin's medical faculty. Jüngken also worked at La Charité Hospital in Berlin and in 1828 became head of the newly created Department of Ophthalmology. In 1834 he was appointed professor in ordinary of surgery and ophthalmology. On the death of the previous holder in 1840, Jüngken became acting head of the surgical clinic at the Charité and the definitive director in 1841 and was soon also appointed as full professor of surgery and ophthalmology at the medico-surgical academy for the military. He retired from practice and his prestigious posts in 1869.

Jüngken also operated a substantial private practice and appears to have been well respected both as a surgeon and as a teacher. His works include Die Lehre von den Augenoperationen (1829), Die Lehre von den Augenkrankheiten (1832), and Augendiätetik (1873). He died on 8 September 1875.


Article "Jüngken, Johann Christian" by Ernst Gurlt in General German Biography edited by the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Volume 14 (1881) pp.727-732. CF Kuhk, 'Analysis of a Report of the Hospital of La Charité at Berlin for the Year 1832' The Lancet, 1835, 23(604) pp.905-9. H. Rosborough Swanzy 'Recollections of the Medical School in Berlin British Medical Journal 1871, 1(542), pp.527-8.