Thesis Dr. med. Gerhard Asmussen, Leipzig, 1978

On this page you can download a PDF version of the thesis titled “Morphologische, physiologische und pharmakologische Eigenschaften der äußeren Augenmuskeln und ihre Veränderungen nach Denervation” published by Dr. med. Gerhard Asmussen in 1978 at Karl Marx Universität Leipzig.

The typed thesis pages were photographed, after which PDF-XChange Editor 9 was used to apply OCR and to embed the recognised text along with the page images. This means you can read the thesis as it originally appeared, but you can also perform full-text searches.


If you’re not sure which version to download, we recommend the first “low-q” PDF. The image quality is lower, but it is still easily readable, and the download is much smaller and easier to work with.

Details of digitisation

Originally digitised in 2008/2009 by: Wouter Pasman (photos), Charl Botha (general image to PDF wrangling), Francois Malan (image optimiser extraordinaire)

  • batch rotated and auto contrast enhanced all images with picasa 3 on google.
  • Francois Malan further optimised with Helicon Filter software (commercial) and irfanview (cropping)
  • the resultant jpegs were embedded in EPSs with jpeg2ps: for i in *.JPG; do jpeg2ps $i > ../epss/$i.eps; done
  • a PDF was created with: gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dPDFSETTINGS=/default -sOutputFile=thesis-asmussen-default.pdf epss/PB*.eps
    • “screen” profile was not of sufficient quality (but only 32MB)
    • “default” profile results in high quality, but filesize almost 200MB.
  • In 2021, the original optimised images were OCRed and converted to PDF using PDF-XChange Editor 9.