Dr. Samuel Thomas von Soemmerring.
Lithograph, very rare. A fine & early German lithograph; 355 x 254mm. 14 x 10".
Dr Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring (1755-1830) the German physician, anatomist, anthropologist, paleontologist and inventor. As one of his many important enterprises, Sömmerring introduced against many resistances the vaccination against smallpox and became one of the first members of the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft. He was a creative inventor, and designed a telescope for astronomical observations and an electrical telegraph in 1809. In 1811 he developed the first telegraphic system in Bavaria and in 1823 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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