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PORTAL, Antione. Observations sur la nature et sur le traitement du rachitisme, ou des courbures de la colonne vertebrale, et de celles des extremities superieures et inferieures.

A Paris. Chez Merlin, 1797. First edition.
8vo. viii, 388pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, spine discoloured. Half-title browned, leaves lightly toned/spotted. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
The first edition of French physician and medical historian Antoine Portal's (1742-1832) study of the diagnosis and treatment of rickets and spine deformities.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 17017