London; Sherwood, Neely and Jones. 1818. 'THE SECOND EDITION', with additions. Octavo, pp 569 + 5 (of 6) plates. Original half calf over marbled sides; some wear and rubbing to covers, discreetly rebacked, neat repair to lower portion of plate I (not affecting image). A serviceable copy of this landmark work. The eminent surgeon John Hunter, best known for this treatise on sexually transmitted disease, was a pioneer of experimental pathology and was responsible for the opening of a museum of anatomy in London in which the cutaneous manifestations of syphilis figured prominently. The Royal College of Surgeons sponsors an annual lecture in Hunter's memory. Item #41017
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