A Treatise on Corns, Bunions, the Diseases of Nails, and the general management of the feet.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. .1845

8vo, pp. xxiv, 196, and 6 hand-coloured lithographed plates from drawings by Alexander Durlacher. Original mauve cloth, faded to brown (as usual?), rebacked preserving most of the original spine, yellow endpapers replaced, paper very slightly browned in the margins, uncut edges, a very good copy. Bookplates of C.J. Peacock and J. Colin Dagnall, the historian of the subject.

FIRST AND BEST EDITION, being the only illustrated edition and in larger format than later editions. G&M 4325. This book gave the first description of anterior metatarsalgia (later designated Morton's metatarsalgia), plantar digital neuritis, oncycophosis, Durlacher's corn, etc. It placed chiropody on a scientific basis, and is, in the opinion of J.C. Dagnall, the most important book in the literature. See Dagnall, “The history of chiropodial literature”, in The Chiropodist, 1965.


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