A Treatise on the Diseases of the Breast and Mammary Region. Translated from the French by Mitchell Henry.
by VELPEAU, Alfred-Armand-Louis-Marie (1795-1867).
London:: Sydenham Society, 1856., 1856. 8vo. xxxii, 608 pp. Original blind- and gilt-stamped green cloth, t.e.g. An unusually fine copy. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. "Velpeau was the leading French surgeon of the first half of the 19th century. His great treatise on tumours of the breast, his best work, was the most important of its time on the subject. It includes a good account of hyperplastic disease of the breast." – Garrison and Morton (citing 1st ed., Paris, 1854). Arranged in two parts, the first deals with all aspects of diseases of the mammary region in women; the second part deal with diseases of the breast in men. Cancer is a dominant problem here, but the author also discusses inflammation and abscess, induration, cysts, and tumors. Garrison, History of medicine, p. 491; Garrison and Morton 5771; Heirs of Hippocrates 1530 (1st ed., Paris, 1854); Hirsch, VI, p. 83 (1st ed., 1854); Waller 9854 (2nd ed., 1858). Joachim Gabka & Ekkehard Vaubel, Plastic Surgery Past and Present: origin and history of modern lines of incision, (1983), p. 152.
(Inventory #: M13442)
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