A Collection of The Published Writings of the Late Thomas Addison. Edited, with Introductory Prefaces to Several of the Papers by Dr. Wilks and Dr. Daldy.
Special reprint edition of London, The New Sydenham Society, 1868. New York, The Classics of Medicine Library, 1983. 14.5 cm x 22 cm. Frontispiece, XXXI, 242 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout text. Beautiful Hardcover with gilt lettering and design on spine with raised bands. Gilt ornament and ruling and blind ruling to both boards. Pastedowns and endpapers marbled in comb-pattern. All edges gilt. Maroon silk ribbon as bookmark. Excellent condition. With protective mylar. Ex-Libris bookplate of preowner on pastedown. Additional bookplate stating that “This is copy number 541 of the Classics of Medicine Library.”
Includes, for example, the following: Observations on the Anatomy of the Lungs / Observations on the Diagnosis of Pneumonia / On the Pathology of Phthisis / On the Difficulties and Fallacies Attending Physical Diagnosis in Diseases of the Chest / Observations on Fatty Degeneration of the Liver / On the Keloid of Alibert and on the True Keloid / On the Disorders of the Brain Connected with Diseased Kidneys etc.
Enclosed Ephemera: ‘Notes from the Editors’ 22-page booklet providing introductory essay on Addison by Sir William Hale-White.
Thomas Addison (April 1793 – 29 June 1860) was an English physician and scientist. He is traditionally regarded as one of the “great men” of Guy’s Hospital in London.
Among other pathologies, he discovered Addison’s disease (a degenerative disease of the adrenal glands) and Addisonian anaemia (pernicious anaemia), a haematological disorder later found to be caused by failure to absorb vitamin B12. (Wikipedia)