9 February 2000
BRIGHT, Richard (1789-1858). Reports of Medical Cases, selected with a view of illustrating the symptoms and cure of diseases by a reference to morbid anatomy. London: Richard Taylor for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827.
Volume I only, 4o (333 x 253 mm). 16 hand-colored engraved plates (a few with some pale spotting). Modern half morocco; cloth folding case. Provenance: United Norwich & Norfolk Medical Book Society (ink stamp on title-page and a few text margins).
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST VOLUME OF BRIGHT'S MOST IMPORTANT WORK. Bright's extensive clinical research and clinico-pathological correlations are here presented in a series of case histories that report both observations of disease and post-mortem findings. The descriptions of kidney disease found in Volume I cover the complex of disorders now identified as "Bright's disease." The hand-colored engraved plates that illustrate Bright's Medical Reports are among the most beautiful medical illustrations every published. Garrison-Morton-Norman 2285; Grolier Medicine 60a; Heirs of Hippocrates 1451; Norman 341; Osler 1340; Waller 1460; Wellcome II, 239.
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