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Traité des Maladies de l'Oeil et des Remèdes Propres pour leur guérison. Enrichi de plusieurs Expériences de Physique
Paris,: Le Breton,, 1740.. x, 554 pp. Small 8vp (10,5 x 17 cm.). Countemporary marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands; in compartments gilt decorated with floral motives; gilt lettered on moron morocco label; marbled end-papers, edges red. A nice copy. The first edition of 1707 is considered to be the "first modern textbook of ophthalmology. Garrison & Morton 5824: "Called "the father of French ophtahalmology", Maître-Jan energetically supported Brisseau's doctrine, ensuring its acceptance. As far back as 1692, Maître-Jan had proved that the opaque lens is cataract, but before Brisseau's work appeared it had been regarded as a sort of skin or pellicle immediately inside the capsule of the lens". Heirs of Hippocrates 677; Hirsch, IV p 225-231.
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