Monographie des dermatoses ou precis theorique et pratique des maladies de la peau

Autore: ALIBERT, Jean-Louis-Marie (1768-1837)

Tipografo: Chez le Docteur Daynac, e?diteur

Dati tipografici: Paris, 1832

4to (293x217 mm). LII, 1-394, 393-671, 680-814 pp. With 2 lithograph folding plates, showing the Saint-Louis hospital and the family tree of dermatoses, and 10 full-page chromolithograph plates. Contemporary stiff vellum, gilt spine with morocco lettering piece, blue edges. Some scattered foxing and browning, but a good copy.


First edition, published in the same year also in an 8vo two-volume edition without the plates. The treatise offers a clinical examination of ringworms, scabs, ephelides, leprosy, icthyosis, syphilides, scrophules and other kinds of dermatoses.

Alibert had in 1806 published his observations on dermatological conditions observed at the Hopital St. Louis. The tree of relationships of skin diseases is an idea also found in his Nosologie naturelle of 1817. Alibert's works were widely read and translated; the present work was immediately translated into German.

Alibert was chief physician at the Saint-Louis Hospital (1768-1837), first ordinary physician of King Charles X and founder of the French school of dermatology.


Garrison-Morton, 3990.1; Waller, 357; Wellcome, I, 52.