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DESMARRES, L.[ouis]-A.[ugust].
Traité Théorique et Pratique des Maladies des Yeux.

Revue, corrigée et augmentée.

pp. (iv), 636. 49 figures; (iv), 598. 74 figures. Modern half morocco, some foxing throughout, one gathering in volume I a little browned, library stamps on the titles, very good copies.

*GARRISON-MORTON #5863 for the first edition of 1847, in which Desmarres strongly advocated the use of belladonna in the treatment of iritis. This edition is not recorded from the library of the British Optical Association, nor from Osler, Cushing, Waller or RCP catalogues. See BECKER #103 - 'Originally published in one volume, the three volume second edition was almost completely rewritten with numerous additions made to the text. In this latter edition, Desmarres was able to include descriptions of pathological states made possible only by the use of the ophthalmoscope, the description of which had just been published by Helmholtz in 1851. The first volume is introduced by an anatomical description of the eye translated from the German by E. W. Brücke.' The third volume of this edition was issued in 1858.

Germer Baillière. Paris.

Date Published: 1854-1855. Second edition. Volumes 1 & 2 of 3.

Stock No. 13123

Price: £120.00