Publisher Information: London: For the author; sold by Longman [etc.], 1828.
Hooper, Robert (1773-1835). The morbid anatomy of the human brain; illustrated by coloured engravings of the most frequent and important organic diseases to which that viscus is subject. 66pp. 15 hand-colored engraved plates. London: Printed for the author and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1828. 381 x 272 mm. Original boards with printed label on the front cover, later calf spine, light wear especially at corners. Minor foxing and toning but very good.
Second edition, revised and expanded, of the first textbook of neuropathology, with nearly double the number of pages of the 1826 first edition (66 versus 36). Hooper’s Morbid Anatomy of the Human Brain, based on 4000 autopsies performed over thirty years, was so well received that nearly the whole first edition had sold out by 1828; “which circumstance, with the many gratifying encomiums I have received from the Professor of Anatomy and others, in various parts, has induced me to carefully revise [it], and to complete the morbid anatomy of that organ” (p. ). The label on the front cover promises that “the purchasers of the first edition may have it exchanged for this [second edition] without any expence,[sic] by applying to the Author’s residence, No. 21, Savile Row.”
“In 1828 [sic], the first textbook of neuropathology was published, Robert Hooper’s A Morbid Anatomy of the Brain . . . In this work he described tumors, abscesses, aneurysms and extravasations, and provided guidelines for distinguishing among them. Hooper also described acute meningitis and produced eye-catching paintings in color of the inflamed meninges, including distended, congested blood vessels” (R. Hill and R. Anderson, The Autopsy—Medical Practice and Public Policy (2016), p. 94. Garrison-Morton.com 2284.1 (first ed.).Book Id: 46770