Berlin: Heinrich August Rottmann, 1774. First Edition. hardcover. 432pp. 8vo, contemporary sheep; rubbed and lightly worn, small ink stamp on lower margin of title page. Berlin: Heinrich August Rottman, 1774. First Edition. Good.
Girtnanner (1760-1800) set out to produce a text on pediatrics which was based on first-hand observations rather than a reformulation of earlier books on the subject. The work is comprised of 16 chapters detailing the differences between the child and adult, nutrition, care of the newborn, wet-nursing, weaning, etc. Chapter 15 described 26 common disease from ages 3 to 7, with a long section on smallpox and inoculation. Blake, p. 176. Girtanner was also author of an important book on the veneral disease (GM 5199). One of the Three Most Influential Works on Pediatrics of the 18th CenturyGirtanner, Christoph (1760-1800).