Publisher Information: London: J. Moyes for Thomas Underwood, 1815.
Hodgson, Joseph (1788-1869). A treatise on the diseases of arteries and veins, containing the pathology and treatment of aneurisms and wounded arteries. 8vo text plus folio atlas (Engravings intended to illustrate some of the diseases of arteries). xix, 603, [1, errata]pp. (text); 27pp., 8 engraved plates after Hodgson’s drawings (atlas). London: Thomas Underwood, 1815. 242 x 143 mm. (text); 335 x 255 mm. (atlas). Text in 20th-century quarter parchment paper, blue boards; atlas in 19th-century specked calf, gilt-lettered spine label. Text binding a bit soiled, light wear to spine and edges of atlas. Atlas endpapers a bit stained, coal dust spatters on p. 9 of the atlas and the tissue guard for Plate II. Very good. Text flyleaf inscribed “Froriep D” in a 19th-century hand.
First Edition. Hodgson’s work contains the first description of non-sacculated dilatation of the aortic arch (“Hodgson’s disease”) and is also valuable for historical data on aneurisms and early ligations of important arteries. The atlas’s highly detailed plates contain the best illustrations of aneurisms and aortic valvular endocarditis published prior to the advent of photography. Garrison-Morton.com 2741.Book Id: 45027