Publisher Information: Paris: Mequignon l'aine, 1781.
BAUDELOCQUE, Jean Louis (1746-1810). l'Art des accouchemens. 8vo. Interleaved copy, 2 vols. in 5. lvi, 610; xvi, 422 pp., 14 engraved folding plates. Paris: Mequignon l'aine, 1781. 197 x 129 mm. Quarter green vellum c. 1781, titles in gilt on spines, marbled boards, a little rubbed, some hinges cracked, backstrip of one volume partly separated. Some occasional foxing, unobtrusive dampstain in upper corner of last volume, but very good. Annotated by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudeloque.
First Edition. Garrison-Morton 6255. Baudelocque invented a pelvimeter and advanced the technique of pelvic mensuration, the principles of which had been developed by Smellie. He taught that the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvis could be reliably estimated by measuring the external conjugate of the pelvis, now referred to as "Baudelocque's diameter."
This copy was owned by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudelocque, who presumably had it interleaved; his occasional annotations include the report of a personal conversation with Baudelocque (dated janvier 1805) regarding a case of umbilical hemorrhage in a 12-day-old infant. Cutter & Viets, pp. 90-91. Norman 138. Pybus 184.Book Id: 29289