hardcover. 8vo, marbled boards, rebacked in cloth; ex-lib, foxed. Paris, 1838.
First Edition. This treatise is memorable in the history of medicine for overthrowing Hunter's erroneous ideas as to the identity of gonorrhea and syphilis, establishing the autonomy of these diseases. Ricord (1800-1889), by his work in the Hopital du Midi, Paris, reestablished the fundamental part of our present knowledge of syphilis. His analysis of the course of syphilis into three stages, which is of course conventional, has, however, performed a great service in making it easier to comprehend the multiform symptoms which syphilis presents.