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A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest. Part I. Diseases of the Lung and Windpipe. (Dunglison's American Medical Library.)
Philadelphia: A. Waldie, 1837. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. First American edition (preceded by Dublin edition printed the same year). Front joint split (easily repaired - we are happy to include this service as part of the purchase price, or sell as is if you prefer to work directly with a bindery of your choice), minor wear to corners, front & end matter foxed. 1837 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 360 pp. 8vo. Cloth boards, brown morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. One of two important works written by Stokes on cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Originally published in 1837, reissued in 1882 by the New Sydenham Society. Stokes also wrote one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. Garrison-Morton 2213: "Stokes, most prominent of the Irish school of medicine, established his reputation by his book on diseases of the chest. Important among its contents are his discovery of a stage of pneumonia prior to that described by Laennec as the first, his observations that contraction of the side has sometimes followed the cure of pneumonia and that paralysis of the intercostal muscles and diaphragm may result from pleurisy, and his employment of the stethoscope as an aid to the detection of foreign bodies in the air passages."
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