Des Maladies des Yeux. ... A quoi l'on a joint son Introduction à la pratique Clinique; ses Leçons sut la pierre; quelques Descriptions de Maladies, & quelques Consultations du même Auteur. Le tout traduit du Latin. Avec des Figures en Taille-douce.
Paris, Rue Saint Jacques, Chez Durand, ŗ Saint Landry, & au Griffon, 1749. 8vo. In half sheet imposition. W. half title, small woodc. vignet on title and 4 single page engr. pls. at the end. Contemp. full speckled marbled clf., spine elaborately gilt, w. red title shield. (Spine ends skilfully restored.). [n4, A8-B4, C-Z in 4 or 8, 2A-2H (R3 signed R2)]. (VIII, 37I, V (Contents and approbation) pp.). (Owner's inscr. in ink on printed title 'Ex Libris Bibliotheque Raymond Lafourcade chirurge anno Domini 1749'). A very good copy, beautiful original marbled endpapers. W. half title. Lindeboom, Bibl. Boerhaaviana, item 411 [Paris, Briasson, 1749; ours with a variant imprint 'Durand']: First French translation made after the (second) latin ed. published 1748.: See also Bibl. Boerh. items 398 and 399: Translation of Boerhaave's lecture course [ 'Praelectiones publicae de morbis oculorum'] on ophthalmology.: Comp. Becker coll. item 53 [latin ed. 1748]: 'Boerhaave, considered the father of the modern method of clinical instruction, had a world wide reputation as a physician and teacher and his lectures and writings exerted an enormous influence on the practice of medicine in the 18th c. He was the first to describe accurately the muscular fibers in the ciliary body, but his greatest contribution to ophthalmology was in the broad dessimination which he gave to the revolutionary doctrine of MaÓtre-Jan ... and Brisseau ... on the true nature of cataract.': Albert. e.a. Source book, item 255 (variant imprint Huart]: 'A large section is devoted to cataract and methods of surgery. This was the first publication to correctly discuss anamolies in refraction. It is held to have laid the foundation for practical ophthalmology in the 18th c.'[note item 254]: Hirschberg para 332: Waller, comp. 1223: Wellcome vol. II, p. 191 [variant imprint Huart, Paris]: Blake, p. 53:
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