Paris: 1871. Variable. Original 4to blue green printed wrappers; minor wear and few paper tears, repaired. Collation:  6-46 pp. + 4 pls. (1 colored). Plus large 8vo volume in red morocco spine and red pebble boards, containing 11 original hand drawn color images of the eye; two additional loose and labeled color drawings; and one color chromolithograph plate. This plate labeled Plate II was a test plate not connected to any lithograph in the thesis. The color drawings in gauche and watercolor in the bound volume cover innervation of the eye with one drawing of comparison to Sommering, Tympanic membrane, choroid degeneration, glaucoma and others with details of vascularization in the eye. Very good. Item #0000818
utstanding collection of 13 original drawings in gouache and watercolor studies and preparatory work of Emond Delorme, one of the most important French military surgeons who received the Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.
Provenance: Ink signature of V. Stoeber on upper right corner of Thesis cover. This collection comes from the personal library of Victor Stoeber, ophthalmology pioneer in France and thesis director for the young Delorme in Strasbourg.
This collection comes from a private source and represents the skill and medical expertise of Edmond Delorme who went on to be one of the greatest French military surgeons from the late 19th to early 20th century. He was a pioneer in aseptic surgery when in the army and later was made director of the School of Val de Grâce He was an ingenious surgeon and inventor of new techniques in Grace. In addition it comes directly from private funds and is the earliest medical studies of one of the largest French military surgeons from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the pioneer in aseptic surgery army, future director of the School of Val de, ingenious thoracic surgeon and inventor.
The young Edmond Delorme, from Luneville in Meurthe-et-Moselle was, apparently, attracted to military medicine. He entered the Imperial School of Strasbourg Military Health Service in 1866 at the age of 19. There followed further courses Victor Stoeber, "professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine of Strasbourg" who gave him the taste for specialty, ophthalmology, as evidenced by his drawings of the beginning of the year 1870 and his thesis of the end of 1871.
The drawings predate Delorme’s army commitment during the 1870 war. They are, apparently, the only medical manuscript material prepared by Delorme for this early period of his professional life that has been preserved. The entire collection of Delorme water- color drawings was never published.