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Detmold, W. [William Ludwig]
An Essay on Club Foot, and Some Analogous Diseases. (From the New-York Journal of Medicine and Surgery.) Illustrated with Plates.
New-York: George Adlard, 1840. 2 leaves [title page, advertisement], 4 plates, 64 pp. Contemporary 3/4 leather and marbled boards, with original yellow printed paper label on the front board. The label on the front board reads: "Detmold/on/ Club Foot./ with/ Four Plates" (see photo). Leather scuffed. Splitting along joints. Text and plates are lightly foxed. The plate titles--"Plate 3" and "Plate 4"--printed at the top of each page are slightly trimmed, but the images on those two plates are not affected. Signature of John Wheeler on title page. Good. First Edition in book form. This originally appeared in the New York Journal of Medicine and Surgery in 1840. The leaf following the title page reads "ADVERTISEMENT. With the view of extending the circulation of the Article on the Treatment of Club Foot, by Dr. W. Detmold, among those of the Profession who may not be Subscribers to the New-York Journal of Medicine and Surgery, the Publisher has been induced (with the permission of the Author) to print a small edition in a separate form. New-York, February 1, 1840." Rutkow, The History of Surgery in the United States. 1775-1900, Volume II. Periodical & Pamphlets ORp32 (p. 146), and fig. 41 on p. 147, citing the original journal appearance of Detmold's work. "Detmold . . . acquired a basic training in orthopaedics at Stromeyer's institute in Hanover [Germany] and emigrated to New York in 1837 at the age of 29 and was thus the first orthopaedic surgeon in that city. An apostle for Stromeyer in the USA, he performed what may have been the first subcutaneous tenotomy in America on … [Click Below for Full Description]
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