Traite de Physiologie Appliquee a la Pathologie. [2 volumes].
by BROUSSAIS Francois Joseph Victor (1772-1838).
Paris:: Chez M.ELLE Delaunay, 1822-23., 1822. Two volumes. 8vo. , 361, ; 575,  pp. Contemporary quarter gilt-stamped calf, marbled boards; worn, vol. I rebacked with cloth, mounting original leather remnants. Volume I title-page waterstained. Yale Medical Library bookplate and rubberstamps, Gift of John R. Paul, "withdrawn." Penciled name and date of Lemuel J. Deal M.D. 3.15/07. Inked notation on title-page volume I, "Berland's edition of Bichat's 'Anatomical Generale'". Good. First edition, with the publisher's inked stamp signature (vol. II). "Broussais lived at a time when a monistic system of pathology was still possible. His was a kind of 'Brownism' in reverse, in which the phenomena of illness are different from those of health only in intensity. Laennec and Bretonneau opposed a doctrine inspired by old theories of deep pathological states that did not admit individual illnesses, and desperately fought the idea of specificity, localization, or contagion. Everything came under the heading of gastroenteritis, and consequently was treated by repeated bleedings and debilitating diets. These had disastrous effects on patients who were hemorrhaging or who suffered from cancer, malaria, or syphilis. Some have wished to see Broussais's ideas on the nonspecific states of inflammation as making him a precursor in this field." – DSB, II, p. 508. "This work on physiology incorporates many of Broussais' imaginative theories on the origin and nature of disease, was first published in France in 1822-1823". – Heirs of Hippocrates 1266 (1st English edition). / "Cet ouvrage est remarquable par la clarte, la concision avec laquelle les faits sont exposes, et surtout par la profondeur des deductions. On reconnaît, comme il le dit lui-meme, l'heritier des idees de Bichat, fecondees par leur application a la pathologie". – Michel Valentin & F. J. V. Broussais, Francois Broussais, empereur de la medecine: jeunesse, correspondance, vie et oeuvre, Dinard: Association des amis du Musee du pays de Dinard, 1988. PROVENANCE: Dr. Lemuel J. Deal (1842-1928), member Medical Club of Philadelphia – John Rodman Paul (1893-1971), American virologist, professor at Yale University, Yale School of Medicine, won the Medal of Freedom, honorary member of the Royal Society, member of the Polio Hall of Fame – Yale University (withdrawn).
(Inventory #: MRM1424)
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