The Use of the Laryngoscope in diseases of the throat. With an appendix on rhinoscopy.

London: Robert Hardwicke…1865

8vo, pp. (ii) blank, xiii, 154, (1) adverts. With 30 text illustrations. Original mauve cloth, uncut, spine a little faded and worn at foot, nick in head of spine, sewing a little loose and cocked, but a very good, clean copy. Light library stamp on title and a few other pages and old paper label on spine; bookplate of Richard J. Bennett.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 3334. Mackenzie was taught the use of the laryngoscope by Professor Johann Czermak in Pest in 1859. Returning to London in 1860 he determined to become a physician laryngologist; he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1864 and the following year published The Use of the Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat, which ran to three editions and was translated into French, German, and Italian. “It must never be forgotten that he was truly the father of British laryngology, the first English laryngologist, [and] the founder of the first hospital for diseases of the throat in the world” (ODNB). Stevenson & Guthrie, History of Oto-Laryngology, pp. 104–105.


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