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Phthisiologia seu exercitationes de phthisi
Samuel Smith London: Samuel Smith, 1689. Morton, Richard (1637-98). Phthisiologia seu exercitationes de phthisi. . . . 8vo. [24] 411 [3, incl. errata]pp. London: Samuel Smith, 1689. 168 x 103 mm. Full paneled calf in antique style. Browned throughout, first leaf repaired, natural paper flaw on leaf Cc6 minimally affecting text. Good to very good copy. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 3216. The first application of the principles of pathology to the study of pulmonary tuberculosis. Morton showed that the formation of tubercles in the lungs is a necessary development of the disease, and pointed out that the tubercles often healed spontaneously. He also noted the enlargement of the tracheal and bronchial glands in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis. "From his descriptions of phthisical lungs, it is possible to interpret caseo-nodular, ulcerative, and calcareo-caseus types of tuberculosis, as well as caseous and ulcerative tuberculosis of the kidney" (Long, History of Pathology, pp. 56-57). Chapter 1 includes the first account of anorexia nervosa. Wing M-2831. Major, Classic Descriptions of Disease, pp. 61-63.
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