Publisher Information: Paris: V. Masson, 1871.
Lancereaux, Etienne (1829-1910). Atlas d’anatomie pathologique. 2 vols. (text and atlas). Text: xi, 552pp.; atlas: , [30, interleaved plate keys], [6, “Table des figures”]pp. and 60 chromolithographed plates by P. Lackerbauer. Paris: Victor Masson et fils, 1871. 267 x 186 mm. Quarter morocco gilt, mottled boards ca. 1871, light wear at extremities. Minor foxing (a bit heavier on plates), but a very good to fine copy.
First Edition. The French physiologist Lancereaux received his medical degree in 1862 and subsequently was appointed Médecin des hôpitaux in Paris; he later served as president of the Académie Nationale de Médecine. He was the first to recognize that diabetes mellitus was caused by histological changes in the pancreas (see Morton / Historyofmedicine.com 3943); he also described infectious jaundice, published an important work on syphilis (see Morton / Historyofmedicine.com 2390.1), and discovered the transmission of typhoid by water. His Atlas d’anatomie pathologique is extensively illustrated with both macroscopic and microscopic images of pathological conditions, the best of these being those of the bones, joints, muscles and the liver. Goldschmid, Entwicklung und Bibliographie der pathologische-anatomischen Abbildung, pp. 206-7.Book Id: 43448