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Tractatus de Rachitide sive Morbo Puerili, subtextis continue observationions Georgii Bate & Ahasueri Regemorteri. . . . Editio postrema.

Tractatus de Rachitide sive Morbo Puerili, subtextis continue observationions Georgii Bate & Ahasueri Regemorteri. . . . Editio postrema.

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Tractatus de Rachitide sive Morbo Puerili, subtextis continue observationions Georgii Bate & Ahasueri Regemorteri. . . . Editio postrema.

by GLISSON, Francis (1597-1677)

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Hageae-Comitis:: Apud Arnoldum Leers, 1682., 1682. 15 cm. [18], 412 pp. Title printed in red & black, title vignette [depicting ?Labor & Vigilance?* with a man at labor with his shovel; a woman observing & teaching with a book in hand, a rooster next to her shoulder], woodcut figs., woodcut initial letters, head and tail pieces. Lacks engr. frontispiece. Original full vellum; upper cover stained. [*Note: the Tale of the Golden Cockerel, of A.S. Pushkin, the weathervane rotates into the direction from where evil threatens]. Later edition (first issued in 1650). There are two issues of this 1682 issue: some copies have a frontispiece portrait of the author, some other copies do not (this is one). / ?All writers on the diseases of children agree in their admiration of this book. Its 416 pages are full of original observation. The propositions arrived at are stated in a scholastic manner, and some of the accompanying hypotheses are associated with physiological doctrines now forgotten, but these are not mixed up with the observations of patients during life and after death, which make the book a work of permanent value.?? - DNB, VII, p. 1316 [for the 1650 London edition]. / ?It is common knowledge that Dr. Whistler’s first description of rickets was eclipsed by Dr. Glisson’s scientific contribution of five years later. Francis Glisson (1597–1677), born and raised in Rampisham, Dorset, published a book on rickets, which was particularly appreciated by both the scientific and public communities. His publication ?De Rachitide Sive Morbo Puerili, qui Vulgo The Rickets dicitur, Tractatus? is dated 1650 [55]. Dr. Glisson received the credit, but in the text more contributing authors were mentioned as well. This report has been recognized as the first official statement from a medical college for both scientific and public audiences using physical evidence and inquiry rather than purely theoretical speculation, emphasizing both clinical and anatomical features of the disease with the help of the morbid anatomy. Glisson’s book ?De Rachidite? (1650) was inspiring. Glisson, in addition to being Regius Professor of Physics, Cambridge (1636–1677), and President of the Royal College of Physicians (1667–1670), was also one of the first fellows of the Royal Society (1663).? [Mingyong Zhang, Fan Shen, Anna Petryk, Jingfeng Tang, Xingzhen Chen, and Consolato Sergi, ??English Disease?: Historical Notes on Rickets, the Bone–Lung Link and Child Neglect Issues,? Nutrients. 2016 Nov; 8(11): 722. / Francis Glisson (1597-1677) ??was a most able clinician as well as anatomist, physiologist, and pathologist, and the present work, first published in London in 1650, gave the first clinical description of rickets with an early note on Barlow’s disease (infantile scurvy).? Heirs of Hippocrates. REFERENCES: Grulee 524. See: Garrison-Morton 3729; Major, Classic Descriptions of Disease, p. 597; Still, The History of Paediatrics, pp. 214-27.

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Title
Tractatus de Rachitide sive Morbo Puerili, subtextis continue observationions Georgii Bate & Ahasueri Regemorteri. . . . Editio postrema.
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GLISSON, Francis (1597-1677)
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Apud Arnoldum Leers, 1682.
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Date Published
1682
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Pediatrics

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