BRIGHT, [Richard].

Clinical Memoirs on Abdominal Tumours and Intumescence. Reprinted from the ‘Guy’s Hospital Reports.’ Edited by G. Hilaro Barlow.

London: The New Sydenham Society, .1861

8vo, pp. xviii, 326. Illustrations in the text. Original brown blind-stamped cloth. Small nick in upper joint, library stamp in upper corner of first few leaves, but a very good copy.

FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. G&M 2616. “ extremely interesting, learned, fresh and vigorous work. It opens with a chapter on ‘exploration of the abdomen’ reminding one of the diagnostic teaching of Laënnec. The reports of ovarian tumors and the frequently attendant ‘ovarian dropsy’ are exceptionally able. Another good section is devoted to ‘acephalocyst hydatids’ or echinococcus cysts, which Bright saw frequently in London and in his travels, which included Iceland, where the disease in endemic today” (Long, History of pathology, p. 160).


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