Treatise of the Urinary Passages, &c. Containing their Description, Power, and Uses; Together with the Principal Distempers that affect them; in particular the stone of the kidneys and bladder.
London. Printed for J. Whiston, 1750. Second edition, corrected.
8vo in 4s. , 72pp. With half-title and four folding copper plates. Recent calf-backed marbled boards with contrasting red lettering-piece, gilt. Very light rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
In March of 1722 William Rutty (1687-1730), Fellow of the Royal Society, delivered the Gulstonian lecture at the Royal College of Physicians on the anatomy and diseases of the urinary organs. This work transcribes those talks. Rutty embellishes his teachings with reference to two particular cases; one the practice of John Bamber resident lithotomist at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, of calcified concretions in the caecum giving rise to symptoms resembling renal coli; the other of double renal calculus in the daughter of Sir Hugh Myddelton.
ESTC T122202.£ 275.00 Antiquates Ref: 12793