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Title: Tractatus Pathologicus.
Description: Genevae, Apud Haer. Cramer & Fratres Philibert, 1743. Sm 8vo. W. small woodc. printer's device on title. W. woodc. head- and tailpiece. Contemp. full mottl. clf., spine elaborate floral gilttooling, title shield gone, but unobtrusive. (Slight rubbing of corners.; lower cover some abrasions of leather.). [*4, A-O8, P4]. (VIII, 232 pp.). (All edges red.). (Fine original marbled endp.). (W. green silken reading ribbon.). Astruc's course on pathology printed in the year that '... he was elected regent doctor of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, the first time that this exceptional honour was awarded to a doctor from a provincial medical school...' [see DSB vol. I, p. 322]: A very good copy. DSB vol. I, pp. 322 - 324: 'Astruc was a born teacher, extremely methodical and clear in his instruction. In a series of courses lasting six years he covered all phases of medicine: anatomy, physiology, psychology, gerontology, pathology, therapy, venereology, gynecology, neurology and pediatrics. ... highly appreciated courses... His place in the history of medicine was somewhat behind Haller, Morgagni and Boerhaave, rather than ahead of them.': Mettler, p. 253 a.o.pl.: Bayle & Thillaye, vol. II, pp. 215 - 220: Blake p. 22: Long, pp. 65 - 66: 'A celebrated Montpellier graduate, J.Astruc (1684 - 1766), professor of anatomy in Paris and later personal physician to Kings of France and Poland, wrote important treatises on tumours and venereal diseases, as well as 'Tractatus Pathologicus', with miscellaneous observations, and a book on diseases of women.':

Keywords: general lectures VD gynaecology obstetrics pathological

Price: EUR 425.00 = appr. US$ 461.91 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8167