Treatise on the Venereal Disease. John Hunter.
Treatise on the Venereal Disease
Treatise on the Venereal Disease
Treatise on the Venereal Disease
Treatise on the Venereal Disease

Treatise on the Venereal Disease.

London: sold at No. 13, Castle-Street, Leicester-Square [i.e. the author], 1786.

First edition, the variant with p. 134 ending "spasmodic/ affection," no known priority. 7 engraved full page plates, each with page of text. [xii], 398, [16]pp. 4to 10-3/8 x 7-5/8 inches (26 x 19.75 cm). Neatly rebacked some slight separation at the head, moderate binding wear but in all attractive, barring some minor toning to the paper and foxing of the plates a fresh copy internally. Armorial bookplate of Mirehouse ESTC T53871; Waller 4988; Garrison-Morton 5197; Wellcome III, 317. Item #320402

A seminal work on the subject by one of the foremost physicians of his day, a teacher of, and collaborator with, Edward Jenner. Unfortunately Hunter's hypothesis, that syphilis and gonorrhea were the same underlying disease, was incorrect.

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