London: J. & A. Churchill, 1879. Pseudo-hypertrophic muscular paralysis. vi, , 66, pp., 24pp. publisher’s adverts. Plate, text illustrations. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1879. 221 x 140 mm. Original olive cloth, gilt-lettered spine, light wear. Some marginal marks in ink by a former owner, light toning, but very good. Modern bookplate. First Edition. Classic account of “Gowers’s sign” in pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy. “Gowers (1879) collected 220 cases and gave a clear presentation of the disorder, pointing out that the child must rise from the sitting position, by climbing up on his legs (Gowers’s sign)” (McHenry, pp. 439-440). (Inventory #: 44064)
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