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Paris:: Chez Bernard, Germinal an VII. . hardcover. 1. 20 cm. 248, ads.  pp. Tree-calf style boards; rebacked with similar looking material, black morocco spine label. Some offsetting to endleaves, else fine. RARE. . Fodéré first wrote about cretinism in an article on the subject in 1789, followed by a book issued in 1792. Goiter and cretinism were endemic to the area of France where Fodéré lived. "He provided an excellent description of the symptomatology of each disease, believed that heredity could be a factor, and recognized that there is a connection between goiter and cretinism...." [HH]. "Fodéré considered cretinism to be due to the concentrated air in deep valleys, rather than to water. He also drew attention to the skeletal changes." Garrison and Morton. Blake, NLM, p. 149; Garrison and Morton 3810 (1792 ed.); Heirs of Hippocrates 1200 (1796 German trans.); Waller 3099. See: Wellcome, III, p. 36 (1792 ed.).
Title: Traité du goître et du crétinisme, précédé d'un discours sur l'influence de l'air humide sur l'entendement humain
Publisher: Paris:, Chez Bernard, Germinal an VII: 
ISBN Number: 17891792x1493
Book Condition: 1
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