Hydatid Disease in Its Clinical Aspects
Edinburgh & London, Young J. Pentland, 1891. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. x, 203. 8vo. Bound in original blind-ruled blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. The extremities of the boards are rubbed and there is a little bit of scuffing and soiling to the cloth. The contents are clean and tight, and the plates are exceptionally nice. Overall, in good plus condition. A scarce book, not in Garrison & Morton. With 34 pages of colour plates at end, followed by a 24 page publisher's catalogue. Hydatid disease, or echinoccoccis, is a potentially fatal parasitic disease that can affect many animals, including wildlife, commercial, livestock, and humans. The disease results from infection by the tapeworm larvae of the genus 'Echinoccus'. The author was an Australian physician and medical superintendant of the Prince Alfred Hospital in Syney, Australia. He notes, in his Preface, that the plates are faithful copies of the morbid organs. There are two inscriptions on the half-title page. The first is dated London, Apr. 22, 1902, and is signed by a former owner [Dr.] B. J. Brandson, his signature written above the words 'Postgraduate Medical School and Polyclinic / 22 Clunies [?] St. Gower's St.' The second is an inscription which reads: 'This book was given to Dr. T. Kenneth Thorlakson on 14 Nov '67 by Mrs. John A. Hillsman, daughter of Dr. Brandson. Winnipeg.' Dr. Brandson was a prominent Winnipeg, Manitoba, physician who practiced in Gimli and Winnipeg, and became the chief surgeon of the Winnipeg General Hospital. Dr. Thorlakson is an Icelandic-Canadian physician and surgeon who retired from practice in Winnipeg in the early 2000's. Dr. Brandson's bookplate is on the inside front board. On the front board is affixed an early bookseller's label: 'Lewis's Medical and Scientific Library' of London.
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