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Essays on the Diseases of Children, with Cases and Dissections. ESSAY I. of Cynanche Trachealis, or Croup.

BOUND WITH : ESSAY II. On the Bowel Complaints More Immediately Connected with the Biliary Secretion, and Particularly of Atrophia Ablactatorum, or Weaning Brash.

pp. (ii) Title, (ii) Directions to the Binder, 72. 5 fine stipple engravings, handcoloured, four of these engraved by JOHN STEWART from drawings by CHARLES BELL, the last engraved by DAVID LIZARS, the artist not named, all with tissue guards; (ii) Title, 67, (i) Errata, (69)-72 Advertisements, 73-80. Text engraving offset to opposing page. Slightly later half calf and marbled boards, spine dilapidated but joints intact, the last two leaves of the first Essay with marginal foxing, otherwise the text is clean, with wide margins; the two plates called for in the second Essay are lacking [the Explanatory text is present] as is the leaf 'Directions to Binder'; an early pencil note in the margin of page 73 Essay II states : 'Misplaced by the binder, the following pages should have been inserted at the end of the first part.' These pages are not always present in copies of this work. A third Essay was published separately in 1808 [GM #4635].

*SEE - ABT-GARRISON History of Pediatrics, page 84 : 'The spirit of the eighteenth century still informs the pediatric literature before the time of Billard, particularly in the remarkable books of Cheyne, Heberden and John Clarke..... JOHN CHEYNE [1777-1836], of Leith, Scotland, a medical graduate of Edinburgh (1795), entered the army as a surgeon of artillery. He led a frivolous, dissipated life until he settled down to solid practice at Leith Fort in 1799, devoting himself to infantile and contagious diseases..... In 1802-08 he published his Essays on the Diseases of Children........... These are scholarly performances, replete with historical details and original clinical histories with postmortem findings.'

Mundell & Son. Edinburgh; Longman & Rees. London.

Date Published: 1801-1802. 2 parts. L8vo. in 4s on heavy paper.

Stock No. 61886

Price: 650.00