Phthisiologia: or, a Treatise of Consumptions. Wherein the difference, nature, causes, signs, and cure of all sorts of consumptions are explained. Containing three books,? Translated from the original.

MORTON, Richard.

Edité par London: Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford,? 1694., 1694
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Titre : Phthisiologia: or, a Treatise of ...

Éditeur : London: Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford,? 1694.

Date d'édition : 1694

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8vo, pp. (viii), 360, (16), engraved frontispiece portrait by R. White. Title within rules. First and last few leaves a little soiled, pale dampstain in lower margin throughout, tear without loss in S8. Contemporary panelled calf, unlettered, printer?s waste used as pastedown endpapers, two corners a little worn, upper joint cracking at head. Early signature on front free endpaper, small stamp on back of portrait and title. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. The first important book on pulmonary tuberculosis, and the first description of anorexia nervosa (in the first chapter) with the characteristic triad of loss of appetite, amenorrhoea, and extreme wasting without lassitude. Morton?s book involved ?the first application of the principles of pathology to the study of pulmonary tuberculosis. Morton showed that the formation of tubercles is a necessary part of the development of this lung disease, and pointed out that the tubercles often heal spontaneously. He noted the enlargement of the tracheal and bronchial glands in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis? (G&M). See G&M 3216 (first edition, in Latin, of 1694). Wing M2830. Major, Classic descriptions of disease, pp. 61?63. Osler, ?The ?Phthisiologia? of Richard Morton? in Med. Libr. and Hist. Journal, II, pp. 1?7, 1904. Hunter & Macalpine pp. 230?232. N° de réf. du libraire 2791

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