Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 1804. First edition. Half Calf. 8vo (19.6 x 20.0 cm). Original half leather on marble boards with new leatherback and end papers. Darkening stain on lower part of front cover. Internal condition with minor foxing. Collation: , 338p. Last two pages numbered 137/138. Includes 8 fine engraved folding plates, engraved by Adam. Library stamps of title page and half-title of Norwich & Norfold Medical Books Society. A generally sound copy. Very Good. Item #0000183
First edition of this collaboration of Scarpa and Léveillé of their memoirs relating to orthopedics. This contains two of Scarpa's most important works translated here into French: De Pentoire Ossium Structura Commentarius eipzig, 1799); his important commentary on the internal structure of the bone (G&M 1553); and his Des Pieds-bots et la manière corriger cette difformité, the French translation of his description on club-foot. (G&M 4308). The first accurate description of the pathological anatomy of congenital club-foot." The last two memoirs: Des Luxations du Fémur en devant et sur la théorie générale des Nécroses are by Léveillé. Léveillé (1769-1820) was a French physician who became an army surgeon with the army in Italy and directed the hospital in Pavia, where he met and became the friend of Scarpa. He later was appointed physician to the Maison royal de santé in the Seine-Dép. He was a celebrated scholar of Italian medical literature and translated Scarpa'a classic work on diseases of the eyes into French and collaborated in the present collection of memoirs. (Hirsch: III, 689-90.) (Heirs of Hippocrates, 1108; Welcome: III, 508; Dr. Bick, History…Orthopedic Surgery. p. 119 Scarpa's memoir on club-foot).