Publisher Information: London: Samuel Highley, 1849.
Hassall, Arthur Hill (1817-94). The microscopic anatomy of the human body. 2 vols. (text and plates). [4, ads], xxiv, 570pp. (text); [16, ads], pp. plus 66 plates numbered 1 – 69 (plates 8, 17 and 38 were never published) plus explanation leaves, some plates printed in color or hand-colored. London: Samuel Highley, 1849. 225 x 140 mm. Original cloth, skillfully rebacked in matching cloth, light edgewear. Some dampstaining and soiling in plate margins, Plate 23 creased and with one corner lacking (not affecting image), light offsetting but on the whole very good. Small oval stamp of the Medical Library, Bath on verso of Vol. II title and 1 or 2 other places; “Bath Pathological Society” inscribed on front free endpapers of both volumes.
First Edition. “First English textbook on microscopical anatomy. [Hassall’s] description of the concentric corpuscles of the thymus (p. 9) led to the term ‘Hassall’s corpuscles’” (Garrison-Morton.com 544). Hassall later applied his expertise with the microscope to the field of public health, where he was instrumental in the improvement of the London water supply and the passage of the first pure food and drug laws.Book Id: 43722