On the diagnosis of diseases of the chest; based upon the comparison of their physical and general Signs


Published by Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836, Philadelphia, 1836
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Title: On the diagnosis of diseases of the chest; ...

Publisher: Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1836

Edition: First Edition


FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Contemp. spotted sheep. xv, (1), (9) - 183, (1, explanation of plates) pp. Two lithographed plates. Browned as usual; but, a very good copy. William Wood Gerhard's (1809-72) greatest contribution to medical science was his distinction between typhoid and typhus fevers (1836, G-M 5024). After obtaining his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania (1830), he did his postgraduate study in Paris principally under Pierre Louis. Appropriately he dedicates his book on physical diagnosis, the first American book on auscultation, to Louis. Though his 'Diseases of the chest' (1842) is well known, the present earlier work seems to have received little notice by medical writers. ".an early and very successful treatise on physical diagnosis." (R.H. Major, 'Hist. med.', p.759). Cushing G196. Reynolds 1632 (wrong date). Blocker Coll., p.156. Cordasco 30-0347. Not in the Bedford Catalog. Bookseller Inventory # 000407

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