Dissertatio medica, de hemiplegia per electricitatem curanda
Deshais, Jean Etienne
Deshaies, Jean Etienne (fl. 1749). Dissertatio medica, de hemiplegia per electricitatem curanda. 4to.  40pp. Montpellier: Jean Martel, 1749. 227 x 170 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. A few fox-marks, but a fine copy.
First Edition. Deshaies' medical thesis reports on electrical treatments of paralysis inspired by the successful work of Jean Jallabert, and carried out at Montpellier under the supervision of Fran┴ois Bossier de Sauvages de la Croix. Seven cases were reported: a young man paralyzed in infancy, who regained the use of his arm and hand after treatment; four hemiplegics, all of whom showed improvement; and two suffering from both paralysis and epilepsy, whose epileptic fits became less frequent and severe. Deshaies' thesis is a very early item in medical electricity, whose publishing history begins with Kratzenstein in 1744. Rowbottom & Susskind, Electricity and Medicine, pp. 17-18. Bakken catalogue, p. 53.
Edition: 1st edition
Book Id: 11770