Augustin Cabanès, Dr - Le cabinet secret de l'histoire, entr'ouvert par un médecin - 1895/1900

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Augustin Cabanès, Dr - Le cabinet secret de l'histoire, entr'ouvert par un médecin - 1895/1900
Medicina, Storia - Quantità: 4 - Edizione limitata, Edizione numerata, Tavole fuori testo - Libro

King Tut has scoliosis; Julius Caesar was epilectic; King Herod had chronic kidney disease; Dr Samuel Johnson had Tourette Syndrome; King George III suffered from porphyria; Chopin had tuberculosis; Beethoven was probably born syphilitic; Charles Darwin had a mysterious illness that causes vomiting... hundreds of statesmen, artists, writers and military figures have suffered from maladies. It is only quite recently that doctors and historians have sought to diagnose these illnesses and consider how -- if at all -- they affected those that bore them.

Dr Augustin Cabanès pondered these questions at the end of the 19th century and was in this respect a pioneer historian of medicine. His four volume compilation offers what he describes as a 'secret cabinet of history' which he opens up in his capacity as a medical man.

The four volumes are beautifully presented in bright red morocco and in a limited edition:

First edition. Limited to just 102, each volume numbered. The volumes, most retaining their original paper covers, have been gorgeously rebound in 3/4 red calf and marbled boards. TEG, with untrimmed edges, and tissue-guarded plates.

The volumes cover a variety of medical problems as these affected well-known figures such as... Louis XV's illnesses, Louis XVI's impotency, Gambetta's eyes, Catherine de Medici's sterility, the madness of de Sade etc. There is primary source material as well as commentary.

Octavo on large and well-margined paper: 320, 314, 304, 209 pages, with silk ties and ex-libris.

[A recent selection of the work of Cabanès appeared as 'Comment le roi guérit de sa fistule : et autres indiscrétions d'un médecin de l'histoire' ( textes sélectionnés, introduits et présentés par le Dr Philippe Charlier, 2014)].

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Libro
Numero di Libri
4
Soggetto
Medicina, Storia
Autore/ Illustratore
Augustin Cabanès, Dr
Titolo del Libro
Le cabinet secret de l'histoire, entr'ouvert par un médecin
Condizioni
Ottime
Anno di pubblicazione dell’articolo più vecchio
1895
Anno di pubblicazione dell’oggetto più recente
1900
Edizione
1° edizione
Lingua
Francese
Lingua originale
Editore
Paris: Charles, Maloine
Legatura
Mezza pelle
Extra
Edizione limitata, Edizione numerata, Tavole fuori testo
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