Surgical Observations on Diseases Resembling Syphilis; and on Diseases of the Urethra.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1810.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003062
8vo (225 x 140 mm). , 234,  pp., including first blank, half title, and 6 pp. of advertisements bound at end. All pages untrimmed. Bound in 20th century cloth, spine with red morocco lettering piece (little rubbing of extremities). Text very little browned only, some marginal dust-soiling and foxing (a bit stronger to second half). Very good copy. ----
Heirs of Hippocrates 1193; not in Wellcome or Waller. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FIRST EDITION of Abernethy's treatise on syphilis and urethral diseases, a collection of case studies. We can trace but one other copy sold at auction: Merwin Clayton Sales Co., 1913, lot 374. John Abernethy (1764-1831) was a English anatomist, physiologist and surgeon. In 1813 he became surgeon at Christ's Hospital, a position he held until 1828, shortly before retirement. In 1814, Abernethy became professor of anatomy and surgery at Royal College of Surgeon and in 1815, after 28 years of work as assistant surgeon, he was appointed Surgeon of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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