MEISSNER, Friedrich Ludwig.

Der neue Fussarzt oder Anweisung, die Leichdornen, Frostbeulen, Geschwulst der Füsse, Nagelschwüre, Fussschweisse, Klumpfüsse, &c. zu heilen, nebst einer ausführlichen Abhandlung für Fussreisende über die nöthige Pflege, Bekleidung und Abwartung der Füsse auf Reisen. Von Dr. Ludwig Meiner.

Leipzig: bei G.H.F. Hartmann. .1824

Small 8vo, pp. viii, 104. Contemporary marbled boards and roan spine with red and green morocco labels. Spine a little chipped, but a nice copy. Bookplate of J. Colin Dagnall, the historian of chiropody (see below).

FIRST EDITION of an early German contribution to the literature of chiropody, perhaps the first original German work on the subject. The book is not noticed by J.C. Dagnall, “The history of chiropodial literature”, in The Chiropodist, 1965. Meissner (1796–1860), an obstetrician, gynaecologist and paediatrician, wrote on a variety of subjects, for some of which he used a pseudonym, as here (see Hirsch).


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