A Treatise on Diseases of the Bones.
London: Longman,... .1849
8vo, pp. xxxi, 367. Original brown cloth, discreet repairs to spine. A few small stains, cloth a little soiled, but a very good copy.
FIRST EDITION. Stanley’s textbook on the pathology of bone appeared in the same year as his atlas on the same subject. “These two classical works represented for many years all that was known of the pathology of the subject of bone disease” (D’Arcy Power in DNB). In the preface Stanley remarks that he was aware of only two earlier books on the subject, those of Petit (1705) and Boyer (1803). For 53 years Stanley was a pillar of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital where his love of morbid anatomy led him, with Abernethy’s assistance and approval, to enlarge the museum so greatly that he practically created it.
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