London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1829. Thomson, Anthony Todd (1778-1849). Atlas of delineations of cutaneous eruptions; illustrative of the description in the practical synopsis of cutaneous diseases of Thomas Bateman, M.D. F.L.S. 8vo. vii, 112pp. 29 hand-colored engraved plates (numbered 1-17, 18a, 18b, 18-27), some with tissue guards. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829. 232 x 166 mm. Half calf gilt, marbled boards ca. 1829, light wear and rubbing. Occasional scattered foxing, but very good. Engraved bookplate of William Edmund Image (1807-1903), surgeon and well-known stamp collector. First Edition. Thomson, one of the British pioneers of dermatology, worked with Thomas Bateman at the latter's Carey Street clinic and prepared updated editions of Bateman's Practical Synopsis of Cutaneous Diseases after the author's death in 1821. "Realizing the value of Bateman's Delineations of Cutaneous Diseases  in the instruction of students, which on account of expense was out of reach of most of them, [Thomson] published in 1829 an Atlas of Cutaneous Eruptions [sic] which reproduced on a smaller scale many of the illustrations from Bateman's Atlas and added a number of others" (Gray, p. 458). In 1838 Thomson was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics at the newly founded University of London (now University College, London), where he conducted a clinic for skin diseases at University College Hospital, the first clinic of its kind to be established at a teaching hospital. Gray, "Dermatologists at University College Hospital," British Journal of Dermatology 75 (1963): 457-464.
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