[Four Medical Titles Bound in One Volume] Venereal Disorders; Inflammation; Strictures of the Urethra; Medical Examination.
Philadelphia, Haswell, Barrington et al, 1840. Leather Bound. 8vo. Bound in original tree calf leather with gilt spine lettering. Stamped on the top spine label is: 'Select Medical Library' '23'. The boards are bumped, soiled & quite worn. The hinges and joints are tight. The contents are a bit foxed: good+ condition. The four titles are: (1) Phillippe Ricord, 'A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON VENEREAL DISORDERS: and More Especially on the History and Treatment of Chancre', 1840, pp. 58. First published in Paris, 1838. Ricord (1800-1889) proved that syphilis and gonorrhoea were separate diseases, contradicting the great English authority John Hunter. This is the first English language edition taken from '..a series of articles from the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal: Nos. 135, 136, and 139.' which were translated from the French by George Bell. It does not contain the full text of Ricord's magnum opus, which was not published in English, in its entirety, until 1843 (see G&M #2381 & #5202). Signature and date (1840) of Robert Randolph, M.D. at top right of title page. (2) James Macartney, M.D. 'A TREATISE ON INFLAMMATION', 1840, pp. 117. (3) A. Petit (ed.), translated from the French by James P. Jervey, M.D. 'Amussat's Lectures on RETENTION OF URINE, caused by STRICTURES OF THE URETHRA, and on the Diseases of the Prostrate', 1840, with three copper engravings, pp. 103. Jean Zulema Amussat performed the first lumbar colostomy for obstruction of the colon (G&M #3442). (4) Thomas Henderson, M.D. 'HINTS ON THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF RECRUITS FOR THE ARMY; and on the Discharge of Soldiers from the Service on Surgeon's Certificate. Adapted to the Service of the United States.', 1840, pp. 44, 1st edition.
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Trefwoorden: STDs; Military medicine; History of medicine; Prostrate gland; Syphilis; Gonorrhoea; Medical discharge; Infammatory; NHMED;