2 p.l., iii, 279 pp. 8vo, cont. aubergine sheep-backed pebbled cloth, flat spine gilt. Paris: Béchet Jeune, 1826. [bound with]:ROUGIER, Louis Auguste. De la Morphine administrée par la Méthode Endermique dans quelques Affections nerveuses: et de la necessité de l'usage intérieur de la Strychnine pour achever le Traitement et prévenir la Récidive. 191 pp. 8vo. Paris: Baillière; Lyon: C. Savy Jeune, 1843. First editions; the Rougier is a rare and early work on the use of morphine as an anesthetic. I. An early French monograph on acupuncture. Cloquet (1790-1883), the eminent French anatomist and surgeon, made numerous experiments with this method of treatment hitherto only little known in Europe. The present volume, published by one of his assistants, contains 91 case histories, preceded by a historical introduction, and followed by a description of the procedures. II. Rougier (1792-1863), who served as a military doctor in the Napoleonic wars in Hungary, was later appointed as staff physician at the Hôtel Dieu in Lyon. In this work, Rougier advocates the use of strychnine in order to test the effectiveness and duration of the sedative effects of morphine to treat painful diseases. With the use of a heated hammer to vesicate the skin, he employs the endermic method, which is then followed by the sprinkling of morphine on the raw epidermis for the rapid alleviation of pain. Fine copies, preserved in a box. A contemporary reader has made numerous annotations in both works. ❧ I. Hirsch, II, p. 54. II. Hirsch, IV, p. 895. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5309)
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