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Frantisek Pitha

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Hidden : 4/3/2011
In Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic
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CS: Pripominka rakomskeho rodaka, vyznamneho lekare a ucitele, rektora UK.
EN: Cache about Rakom native, significant doctor and teacher, rector of Charles University.

Cely text je k dispozici vcetne diakritiky.

Pred 200 lety se v Rakomi, v dome cp. 1 narodil maly kluk Frantisek Pitha, ktery se pozdeji stal velikanem lekarstvi.

Cechy a Praha

Frantisek Pitha mlady

Frantisek Pitha se narodil 8. unora 1810 v male vesnici na uboci Male Doubravy, na rodnem dome jej dnes pripomina pametni deska. Vystudoval gymnazium v nedalekych Klatovech, aby nasledne pokracoval studiem lekarstvi v Praze. Zde zacala jeho neuveritelne rychla kariera: v roce 1836 se stal doktorem lekarstvi, o rok pozdeji doktorem chirurgie, zaroven v techto letech pusobil jako sekundarni lekar v nemocnici. V letech 1838–1841 pracoval jako asistent chirurgicke kliniky, v roce 1839 se habilitoval. A konecne roku 1843 byl jmenovan radnym profesorem chirurgicke kliniky na Univerzite Karlove, soucasne se stava primarnim chirurgem a soudnim lekarem v cisarsko-kralovske trestnice v Praze. Zdalo by se, ze dosahl vrcholu, kdyz se stal hlavnim predstavitelem prvni prazske lekarske skoly, nicmene akademickou karieru v Cechach zavrsil v letech 1854–55 jako rektor Univerzity Karlovy.

Jak jiz bylo uvedeno, venoval se primarne chirurgii a pribuznym oborum anatomii a patologii. Byl povazovan za vyjimecne nadaneho operatera. Zajimal se hloubeji o inhalacni narkozu, ktera byla tehdy objevena a v roce 1846 poprve predvedena v USA. Spolecne s kolegy Halou a Kiwichem se vydal na vedeckou cestu, pri ktere navstivili zapadoevropske zeme: Nemecko, Dansko, Nizozemsko, Belgii, Francii a Anglii.

Rakousko a Viden

Frantisek Pitha v roce 1867

Roku 1857 se prof. MUDr. Frantisek Pitha prestehoval do Vidne, aby se stal vedoucim chirurgie Josefina (Josefovy akademie) tamtez. Ve funkci setrval az do uzavreni akademie roku 1874.

Za svou znamenitou praci ve funkci ridiciho chirurga a vrchniho zdravotnickeho velitele rakouske armady byl povysen do rytirskeho stavu a vyznamenan Radem zelezne koruny III. tridy. Pozdeji obdrzel tez Rad Leopolduv. V obdobi prusko-rakouske valky v roce 1866 velel rakouskeho valecnemu zdravotnictvi vcetne polnich nemocnic. Jeho prispenim byl ucinen vyznamny pokrok v oblasti rakouske vojenske hygieny. Odebral se i na italska bojiste, kde slouzil jako vojensky lekar. Za tamejsi zasluhy obdrzel dustojenstvi dvorniho rady, pozdeji byl povysen do stavu baronskeho.

Svou zkusenost lekare ve valecnem konfliktu s Italii shrnul v dile Verletzungen und Krankheiten der Extremitaten (Urazy a nemoci koncetin), kterou publikoval jako veskere sve odborne prace v nemeckem jazyce. Zverejnil mnoho vedeckych praci, cimz si ziskal evropske renome. Za nejvyznamnejsi je mozne povazovat jeho spolupraci na knihach Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie (Prirucka specialni patologie a terapie) a Handbuch der allgemeinen und speciellen Chirurgie (Prirucka vseobecne a specialni chirurgie).

Kdyz 29. prosince 1875 ve Vidni Franz Baron von Pitha zemrel, umrel skvely chirurg, vynikajici ucitel a zakladatel ceske vedecke chirurgie.

Kudy ke krabicce

Abyste zjistili vsechny nezbytne indicie, budete se muset vydat na extremni prochazku po nejzapadlejsich, odlehlych koutech navsi. Pripravte si dostatecnou zasobu jidla a piti, abyste na trase dlouhe okolo 50 metru prilis nestradali. Na vychozich souradnicich lze zaparkovat.

Prvni zastavka (waypoint Q1) vas privede pred rodny dum cp. 1, na kterem je umistena pametni deska venovana Frantisku Pithovi.

A = pocet pismen prvniho slova na pametni desce
B = pocet cislic na poslednim radku pametni desky

Pak pokracujte k zastavce druhe (waypoint Q2) venovane mistni tradicni kovarne. Lze predpokladat, ze pokud maly Frantisek chodil s tatou okovat kone, bylo to prave do teto kovarny. Funguje jiz od roku 1816 a za celou dobu trvani se v ni vystridaly pouhe dva kovarske rody. Zvednete take hlavu a po prave strane si prohlednete puvodni zvonicku.

C = pocet slov ve vyvesnim stitu kovarny
D = pocet pismen v prijmeni kovare

Na blizke treti zastavce (waypoint Q3) je umistena informacni tabule, kde si muzete precist vsechno to, co jste vynechali nejen v tomto listingu.

E = pocet odstavcu v casti tabule venovane prof. Pithovi
F = pocet zminek o Josefske akademii v casti tabule venovane prof. Pithovi

Zjistene indicie dosadte do nasledujiciho vzorce a pak se uz ulickou mezi rodnym domem a kovarnou vydejte ke kesce.

N 49° 25.[B+C][A-D][E+F]
E 13° 13.[D/E][C-B][A-C]

Kontrolni soucet vsech cislic vyslednych souradnice je 47.

English

Franz von Pitha (February 8, 1810 – December 29, 1875, born as Frantisek Pitha) was an Czech surgeon who was a native of Rakom, a village near Klatovy, Bohemia.

In 1836 he received his medical doctorate at Prague, and was later a professor of surgery at Charles University in Prague, and at Josephs Academy (Josephinum) in Vienna, where he was chair of surgery from 1857 to 1874.

During the Italian Wars of Independence, Pitha was chief of field medical services. In this role he made advancements in Austrian military hygiene, and also gained experience regarding battle-related injuries. He published a treatise titled Verletzungen und Krankheiten der Extremitaten (Injuries and Diseases of the Extremities), as a result of his war-time experiences.

Pitha was instrumental in acquiring a position for Theodor Billroth (1829-1894) at the medical faculty in Vienna, and with Billroth he published an important textbook on surgery called Handbuch der allgemeinen und speciellen Chirurgie mit Einschluss der topographischen Anatomie, Operations- und Verbandlehre (Textbook of General and Specialized Surgery with the Inclusion of Topographical Anatomy, Operations and Bandaging Skills).

English text about F. Pitha is used from Wikipedia article Franz von Pitha and as such is available under Creative Commons license.

How to get a cache

You have to find 6 numbers to get coordinate of the cache. First stage (waypoint Q1) is at Pitha birthplace where is a stone commemorative plaque, which is object of your interest:

A = number of letters in first word on plaque
B = number of the digits on last row on plaque

Second stage (waypoint Q2) is in front of old smith's shop. This has tradition continuously since 1816 and over all the time only two families was in charge. On the right side is original campanile. Lovely, don't you think?

C = number of words on signboard
D = number of letters in surname of smith (2nd word)

Third stage (waypoint Q3) is with information board about Rakom, Franz von Pitha and tourist attractions around Rakom. However all text is in Czech language. Never mind!

E = number of paragraphs in part dedicated to Franc von Pitha
F = number of notions about Joseph's Academy (Josephinum) in paragraphs dedicated to Franc von Pitha

Use gained numbers from A to F in the next formula and then follow alleyway between native house and smith's shop to final location.

N 49° 25.[B+C][A-D][E+F]
E 13° 13.[D/E][C-B][A-C]

Checksum of all digits in final coordinates is 47.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[CS] cbq irgfvz xnzrarz
[EN] haqre fgbar

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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  • Frantisek Pitha mladyPortret z doby pobytu v Praze od J. Raucha; v drzeni Univerzitni knihovny Humboldtovy univerzity v Berline

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