HUTCHINSON, Sir Jonathan.

A Clinical Memoir on certain Diseases of the Eye and Ear, consequent on inherited syphilis; with an appended chapter of commentaries on the transmission of syphilis from parent to offspring…

London: John Churchill…1863

8vo, pp. xii, 259, (1), 2 chromolithographed plates each with an additional leaf of text. Half-title. 20th-century quarter calf and marbled sides, spine with gilt rules, gilt centres and red morocco label, uncut. Fore-edges of first and least few leaves slightly chipped, paper slightly browned at edges. Signature of W,C. Wilkinson on haf-title and title; signature of Thomas Cammack, 1870, on half-title; later library stamp on verso of title.

FIRST EDITION, including the first complete account of “Hutchinson’s triad” (interstitial keratitis, notched incisors and labyrinthine disease) in congenital syphilis. See G&M 2386, the journal article published five years before this book. Hutchinson was a leading authority on several fields of medicine, but he is especially notable for his work on hereditary syphilis. Albert, Norton & Hurtes, Source book of ophthalmology, 1147.


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