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Ratio instituti clinici Ticinensis a mense Januario usque ad finem Junii MDCCXCV.
Vienna, Camesina et Soc., 1797. - cxii, (1), 299, (1) pp., (1 l., 1 blank l.), 1 large folding engraved copperplate, 4 large folding tables. 8°, contemporary tree sheep (some slight wear), flat spine gilt, crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled blue. Overall in very good to fine condition. Small contemporary ink notation in lower margin of title page. ---- FIRST EDITION; contains case histories of various diseases, including diabetes and diabetes insipidus, which J.P. Frank was the first to define. The plate shows the pericardium. The folding tables chart weather conditions for December 1794 through March 1795. The work was reprinted Venice, 1799.Joseph Frank (1774-1841) was a German physician who taught at Pavia, Vilnius, and Vienna. Like his father, Johan Peter Frank, he was an adherent of the Brunonian system, although he later introduced some modifications to it. An eminent figure in the Vienna school of practical medicine, he is most noted for his successful clinical methods and his sound theories for studying the facts of a disease during life and after death. The main hero in Balzac's novel @Le Medicin de Compagne is said to possess some features of this famous professor, who along with his wife, the talented Viennese singer Kristin Gerhardy, took an active part in cultural and philanthropic activities.The preface to this work was written by Joseph's father, Johann Peter Frank, and contains a lengthy exposition of the theories of John Brown.---- National Library of Medicine, @Eighteenth-Century STC p. 159. Wellcome III, 61 (cited as 2 vols. in 1). Neu, @Chemistry, Medicine & Pharmacy Books in the University of Wisconsin 1500. NUC: WU, DNLM, MnU. OCLC: 462186696; 648022007; 311934058; 88769633; 55778128; 56789502; 4572187; 320746773; 457359015. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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