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STURGES, Octavius.
On Chorea or St. Vitus's Dance in Children.

Description:
pp. xi, (i), 188. 1 plate, a facsimile of handwriting. Original cloth, library label on front paste-down and cancelled stamps on the title and last leaf, a very good copy.

*GARRISON-MCHENRY History of Neurology, pp. 444 & 520 recording Sturges's earlier work On Chorea and Other Allied Movement Disorders of Early Life, 1881. The title above is the second edition of that work. See also ASHWAL The Founders of Child Neurology, pp. 358-363 - 'Sturges had a substantial interest in the diseases of children and made important observations in three areas, one of which, chorea, forms the basis of his contribution to child neurology........ [his] chapter on the pathology of chorea is both interesting and fascinating. He deftly balanced a wide variety of inconclusive material spanning almost one hundred years of investigation ........'. STURGES (1833-1895), born in London, obtained a commission in the East India Company, then served as a lieutenant in the Bombay Artillery, leaving India in 1857 he started on a medical career at St. George's Hospital. He finally graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1861 and obtained his M.D. in 1867, spending his working life in London. He died from injuries sustained by being struck by a hansom cab whilst crossing the street

John Bale & Sons. London.

Date Published: 1893. Second edition, Revised, and partly Re-written.

Stock No. 62398

Price: 145.00

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