Publisher Information: Paris: Rouvier... 1838. 1st edition.
Ricord, Philippe (1800-1889). Traite pratique des maladies veneriennes. . . . 8vo. , 808pp. Paris: Rouvier & Le Bouvier, 1838. 226 x 142 mm. (uncut). Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style; original printed wrappers bound in. Light foxing, but very good.
First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2381 & 5202. Ricord re-established the specific character of syphilis (after his predecessors John Hunter and J.-F. Hernandez), distinguishing it from gonorrhea and other venereal diseases. He divided syphilis into primary, secondary and tertiary stages, described vaginal, uterine and urethral chancres, and showed that patients with syphilis were resistant to re-infection. Quetel, History of Syphilis, pp. 109-12.Book Id: 3052