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Andry, Nicolas
L'Orthopédie ou l'Art de Prevenir et Corriger dans les Enfans, les Difformités du Corps. Le tout par des moyens a la portee des peres & des meres, & de toutes les personnes qui ont des enfans à élever. 2 vols.
Paris, La venuve Alix, Lambert & Durand, 1741, kl.-8°, (6 pp. inkl. Frontispiz), XCVIII, 345, (3) pp.; (2), 365, (5) pp., 14 Kupfertafeln, 2 Ledereinbände d. Zt.: kleine Restaurationen an den Einbänden, ansonsten feines Expl. Rare First Edition! The first book on orthopaedics, a term introduced by Andry, and the book which gave the speciality its name. Andry was the first to note the active participation of muscles in producing deformities of the skeletal system, and he therefore stressed the importance of exercise, correct posture, and sensible clothing in the treatment of deformities. He also employed mechanical aids. The book contains many basic observations on the pathological condition of the musculo - skeletal system which have became principles of orthopaedic surgery. It is divided into four sections: a general anatomical survey of the structure of the body, the preventation and correction of deformities, the treatment of deformities in the extremities and head, and the treatment of voice defects. The Suite, which is present in this copy, is very rarely found. Grolier, 100 Books Famous in Medicine (exhibition catalogue), 42; Lilly, Notable Medicl Books, 113; Norman Catalog. 55; Bick 67-9: " .of supreme importance"; Garrison & Morton No.4301 [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com [Marburg, Germany]

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