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LEGG, J. Wickham.
Some Account of Cardiac Aneurysms Being the Bradshawe Lecture, read before the Royal College of Physicians of London on August 18. 1883.

pp. ix, (i), 75, (i). Original wrappers a bit dusty and wearing at the foot of the backstrip, else very good.

*LEGG (1843-1921), studied medicine at University College, London, became a pupil of Sir William Jenner, won the gold medal of his year, qualified M.R.C.S. in 1866 and became, on Jenner's recommendation, resident medical attendant to Prince Leopold, afterwards Duke of Albany. He resigned this post in 1867 and went to study at Berlin under Virchow; in 1868 he returned to England in order to become curator of the pathological museum at University College. In the same year he took his M.D. degree at London, and became M.R.C.P.; he was elected F.R.C.P. in 1876. In 1870 he was appointed casualty physician at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and in 1878 was elected assistant physician; he also held various appointments in the medical school of the hospital. In addition, he had a growing consulting practice and made considerable contributions to the literature of medicine, of which his treatise on Haemophilia (1872) is probably the best known. Wickham Legg suffered two attacks of rheumatic fever and in 1887 resolved to abandon medicine; he resigned his appointments, gave away his medical books, and retired from practice. See DNB. EVAN BEDFORD Library of Cardiology, #623 - 'His monograph on cardiac aneurysm was a classic in its day: he regarded it as due to fibrous myocarditis. A full classified bibliography is included (pp. 58-75).'

J. & A. Churchill. London.

Date Published: 1884.

Stock No. 57616

Price: 60.00