Studies in Pathological Anatomy: Connective Tissue

By: Delafield, Francis

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SCARCE MONOGRAPH BY FOUNDER OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY--ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE PLATES. 10 3/4 inches tall hardcover, 3/4 black cloth with marbled boards, gilt black leather label to spine, 79 pages text, 41 full-page plates (39 black & white and tinted lithographs, and 2 stipple engravings). Original spine replaced with new cloth spine and leather spine label, facsimile title page inserted before printed text with interleaved plates. There are scattered marginal notes in pencil, one of them (page 9) making reference to Wm. Pepper (1843-1898), author of System of Medicine (1886). Delafield's Studies in Pathological Anatomy was published over a 10 year period (vol. I originally issued in 4 fasicules) and as a consequence it is most difficult to find complete copies of the set. The volume offered here comprises the complete first section, Connective Tissue. This includes musculoskeletal tissue, pleura, peritoneum, and pneumonia. Most of the plates are signed by Delafield in the lithographic stone or engraved plate, and are finely detailed and quite beautiful. FRANCIS DELAFIELD (1841 - 1915) was an American physician, born in New York City. His father, Dr. Edward Delafield, was the son of the prominent John Delafield who had emigrated to America from London, England in 1783 carrying the provisional peace treaty between England and The United States. Francis graduated at Yale (1860) and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (1863), and after further study abroad practiced medicine in New York. He was appointed to the staff of Bellevue Hospital (1874), and to the chair of pathology and practice of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (1875-82). In 1886, he became the first president of the Association of American Physicians. He was the founder of the first pathological laboratory in US, and his writings upon pathological subjects were accepted as standard authorities. His most important contribution to medicine was Studies in Pathological Anatomy, published in 1882. In 1890, he was honored with the degree of LL.D. from Yale, and, in 1904, Columbia conferred a similar degree upon him. In 1948, in recognition for his career in medicine, the Francis Delafield Hospital opened as a cancer research center for Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. The six-story building was located at 163rd Street and Fort Washington Avenue in Manhattan. Francis Delafield was the primary physician who was consulted following the shooting of United States President William McKinley in September 1901. While Francis argued to use the X-Ray machine to photograph McKinley's organs and assess the damage, he met opposition from others unwilling to use the new technology.

Title: Studies in Pathological Anatomy: Connective Tissue

Author Name: Delafield, Francis

Edition: First edition

Location Published: New York, William Wood & Co.: 1882

Categories: Medicine, Pathology

Seller ID: 237

Keywords: america, anatomy, cancer, medicine, pathology, research