The Influence of Matthew Baillie’s Morbid Anatomy: Biography, Evaluation and Reprint
23.5cm x 16cm. vii, 293 pages, black and white illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial jacket
Matthew Baillie (1761-1823) was a British physician and pathologist. His 1793 book, The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body, is considered the first systematic study of pathology, and contained the first recording of the relationship between alcohol and cirrhosis of the liver, and of enlarged alveoli in cases of emphysema.
Foxing to edges, endpapers, and first and last few pages. Previous owner’s label. Jacket tanned, very minor insect damage.. Good Condition.
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