RUST, Johann Nepomuk.

Aufsätze und Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Medicin, Chirurgie und Staatsarzneikunde.

Berlin: Verlag von Theod. Chr. Fr. Enslin, [-1836].1834

2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, 475, (1), 1 leaf (errata), 3 folding and stilted lithographed plates; viii, 566, (2) adverts, 1 lithographed plate. Contemporary half roan (ends of spines and tips of corners worn). Bookplates of Professor A.R. Hodgson.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 4319. This extensive collection contains the first description of “Rust’s disease” — tuberculous spondylitis of the cervical vertebrae. A third volume was published after the author’s death in 1840, but complete sets are rare. Waller 8332 has only the first two volumes, as does one of the four copies recorded by RLIN; Wellcome has all three. Rust was physician to a division in the Prussian army, and a professor in Berlin.


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