London: J. & A. Churchill, 1880. The diagnosis of diseases of the spinal cord. viii, 80pp., 24pp. publisher’s adverts. Plate, text illustrations. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1880. 222 x 142 mm. Original olive cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Light toning but a fine copy. Modern bookplate. First Edition. “In his Diagnosis of Diseases of the Spinal Cord (1880) [Gowers] illustrated from a dissection with Horsley for the first time the relationship of the spinal segments to the vertebral bodies, and demonstrated the dorsal spinocerebellar tract (Gowers tract). In this work he introduced the terms myotatic and knee-jerk which he elicited with the rubber edge of his stethoscope or a ‘percussion hammer’” (McHenry, p. 315). Garrison-Morton.com 4562. Norman 919. (Inventory #: 44053)
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