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“… de l’art appelé Orthopédique”

Delpech, (Jacques Mathieu). De L’Orthomorphie, par rapport a l’Espèce Humaine ou Recherches Anatomico-Pathologiques. Sur les causes, les moyens de prévenir, ceux de guérir les principales difformités, et sur les véritables fondemens de l’art appelé Orthopédique. Atlas ( & text in 1 vol. ). Paris, Gabon, 1828. Large 4to. 114 pp., (imprint). With

77 (incorrectly 78 , 2 folded) lithographed plates

(plate 58 skipped textually, too). FACSIMILE EDITION. (New York/Stuttgart,) Editions Medicina Rara, c. early/mid-1970s. Large 4to (12⅝ × 9½ in [32 × 24 cm]). Hand-bound red orig. h. leather on 4 gilt decorative raised bands & gilt title on spine with red leather corners and brown-speckled beige-colored covers in olive-colored orig. board slipcase lined with brown velour.

From the copy of the Bavarian State Library Munich. – No. CVIII/300 copies of the de-luxe edition in half leather numbered in Roman by hand (total edition 2800 copies, 2500 ordinary copies of which numbered Arabic). – Without the accompanying booklet. – Front board of the slipcase partially discolored, but practically ignorable, otherwise as good as new.

“ Delpech (1777-1832), professor of surgery at Montpellier, published a comprehensive treatise on deformities of the bones and joints. He established the tuberculous nature of Pott’s disease. Delpech did more than any other man towards the development of orthopaedics in France ”

(Garrison/Morton 4315). – Illustrating the subject in general and describing in detail the plates show deformations of the spine, gymnastic apparatus and exercises as well as supports.

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