THOMSON, Anthony Todd
A Practical Treatise on Diseases affecting the Skin. Completed and edited by Edmund A. Parkes…
London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans… 1850
8vo, pp. xxxii, 440. Original brown blind-stamped cloth (somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked preserving the original backstrip), yellow endpapers (slightly soiled, small piece missing from fore-edge of rear free endpaper, inner hinges strengthened with tape).
FIRST EDITION. Thomson was a general practitioner but became a specialist in diseases of the skin. A pupil of Bateman, Thomson edited the seventh edition of his Practical Synopsis of Cutaneous Diseases (1829) and published an atlas to illustrate its descriptions. In the 1830s and against the bitter resistance of the British medical establishment Thomson set up a small skin clinic at University College Hospital, which was one of the first, if not the first, in the country. He died before he could finish the present text-book but it was completed and edited by Edmund Parkes.