De la paralysie musculaire pseudo-hypertrophique ou paralysi myo-sclerosique. Offprint.
Duchenne de Boulogne, Armand

Publisher Information: Paris: P. Asselin, 1868.

Duchenne de Boulogne, Guillame B. A. (1806-75). De la paralysie musculaire pseudo-hypertrophique ou paralysie myo-sclerosique. Offprint from Arch. gen. Med. 6 ser. 11 (1868). 8vo. 132, [2]pp. 2 plates lithographed by Arnoul (figures mostly after the author's photographs), text wood-engravings. Paris: Asselin, 1868. 227 x 145 mm. Original cloth, uncut, worn, hinges cracking. Some foxing & light browning, but still very good internally.

First Separate Edition and rare. Garrison-Morton 4739. "Duchenne muscular dystrophy," the first of the muscular dystrophies to be described.

In the second edition of his Electrisation localisee (1861) Duchenne "first noted a previously unrecognized disease of the muscular apparatus which he referred to as pseudohypertrophic paralysis. In 1868, he published his definitive description of this disease, noting with an occasional exception that electric response of the muscles remained normal. This syndrome retained the name of pseudohypertrophic (a descriptive adjective), but later nosology changed the word paralysis to dystrophy. This was the first recognition of the group of muscular syndromes now known as the dystrophies" (Bick, Classics of Orthopaedics 75).

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