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An Essay on Wasting Palsy, (Cruveilhier's Atrophy.).
London : John Churchill, New Burlington Street, 1858, 8, XI, (1), 210 pp., mit 4 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband mit Geschenkvermerk "Sir. B. Brodie Bart. With the Authors Compliments". First Edition of the first systematic treatise on this disease in English language!ROBERTS, Sir WILLIAM (1830-1899), "was an able physician, whose work covered a wide field, dealing with histology, physiology, and practical medicine. He was one of the first physicians in this country to show that a sound knowledge of physiology might be turned to excellent account in the treatment of disease, for it is to his especial honour that he introduced the practice of feeding invalids with foods digested outside the body a method which has proved of the utmost service and has saved very many lives.He published: 1. 'An Essay on Wasting Palsy (Cruveilhier's atrophy),' London, 1858, 8vo: the first systematic treatise on this disease in the English language. ?" D'Arcy Power, Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplementSee - The Life and Works of Sir William Roberts, by the late D. J. Leech, M.D., with an appendix containing a list of the published writings compiled and chronologically arranged by C. J. Cullingworth, M.D. the Medical Chronicle for June 1899, vol. xi. n.s. British Medical Journal, 1899, i. 1063 personal knowledge Royal Society Yearbook, 1901, pp. 202-5 private information.
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