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BALME, [Claude]. Traite historique et pratique du scorbut, chez l'homme et les animaux...

A Lyon. Chez L'Auteur et al., 1819. First edition.
8vo. [6], 336pp. With half-title. Recent decorated paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Foxed. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of half-title.
The first edition of this dissertation on the historical treatment of scurvy in humans and animals by French physician Claude Balme (1766-1850), who is notable for his service under Napoleon during the Egyptian campaign (1798-1801).
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 17008