London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
ROSEN VON ROSENSTEIN, Nils (1706-1773). Underrättelser om Barn-Sjukdomar Och deras Bote-Medel: Tilfrörene styckewis utgifne uti de sma Almanachorna, nu samlade, tilökte och sörbättrade. Stockholm: Lars Salvius, 1764. 8° (158 x 99mm). (Lightly browned throughout). Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartment, red lettering-piece (quite rubbed). Provenance: initials on title.
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM of this seminal book on paediatrics. 'Sir Frederic Still considered this work "the most progressive which had yet been written"; it gave an impetus to research which influenced the future course of paediatrics. Rosen was particularly interested in infant feeding. The Underrättelser were originally published in the calendars of the Academy and were later collected and issued in book form in 1764', Garrison-Morton 6323; Blake p.387; Norman 1849; Waller 8215.
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