BOUTEILLE, Étienne Michel.
Traité de la Chorée, ou danse de St. Guy.
Paris: Chez Vinçard,... .1810
8vo, pp. (vii), viii, 362, 2 leaves (contents and errata). Signed by Bouteille on the verso of the title to prevent forgery. Contemporary blue quarter morocco, fore-edges of boards rubbed, but a very good copy.
FIRST EDITION. The first separate treatise on chorea, or St. Vitus’ Dance. Bouteille pointed to the frequency of joint pains in people suffering from chorea. He noticed that in four of his cases arthritic rheumatism preceded the chorea, whereas in another case it followed it. McHenry p. 406. Finger, Origins of neuroscience, p. 222.