1776 Recherches Sur Les Maladies Chroniques, Particulierement Sur Les Hydropisies, Et Sur Les Moyens De Les Guerir
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Leather Binding, Uncommon
An uncommon work. Written in the original French. This work is an octavo, with the signatures running as a-b8, c4, A-Z8, Aa-Rr8, Ss-Xx4, Yy-Zz8, Aaa8, Bbb2, a8. Collated from Copac from a copy held at the British Library, complete. An interesting treatise on chronic illnesses, focussing mostly on dropsy, providing a variety of solutions and advice for doctors treating dropsy. In this work, the author discusses treating dropsy in pregnant women, chest dropsy with inflammation, dropsy with a fever, dropsy after the milk effusion, dropsy with ulcers in the legs, dropsy of chest with palmations, dropsy with tuberculosis engorgements, and many more useful problems that may be encountered when treating dropsy. Dropsy is the archaic term for edema, an accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, which causes a lot of pain. It is often found in the feet, ankles, and lower legs. The author, Georges-Frederic Bacher, had become famous for inventing tonic pills for the treatment of dropsy. He sold the formula to the Crown. Bacher was the Doctor-Regent of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris. A French medical work on the treatment of dropsy.
In a quarter calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, sound, with slight rubbing to the boards. Small loss to the front joint. Minor bumping to the extremities. Discolouration to the boards and spine. Loss of leather to the rear joint. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with the odd spot, heavier to the first few pages. Very small chip to the tail of page 385 to the gutter, not affecting text. Mark to page 513, offsetting to the following pages. Ink annotation to margin, 'x', of page 599.
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