(4), 72 pp. XXIII lithogr. plates on heavier paper; 5 plates are coloured. DIsbound; former part of the Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Vierter Band, Wien, 1852. Titelpage and table of contents are still present. Some small library stamps. Last plate loose.
Even in this condition the text pages and plates are very good.
* Karl Rokitansky (1804-1878) was one of the towering figures who made the New Vienna School into a world medical centre in the second half of the nineteenth century. His contributions were fundamental to the establishment of pathology as a recognised science. He was the first person to show bacteria in lesions of bacterial endocarditis and to distinguish between lobar and bronchopneumonia. He gave an outstanding account of yellow atrophy of the liver, naming that disorder in 1843. He gave the first descriptions of spondylolithesis and the pelvic deformations which result there from in 1839, first described acute dilatation of the stomach in 1842, and differentiated Bright's disease from amyloid degeneration of the kidney. This book is his outstanding monograph on diseases of the arteries.
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- Number of Books
- Anatomy, Medicine
- Author/ Illustrator
- Karl Rokitansky
- Book Title
- Ueber einige der wichtigsten Krankheiten der Arterien
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei
- Binding/ Material
- 39×28 cm