Unna, Dr P.G.


Translated from the German with the Assistance of the Author by Norman Walker. Edinburgh William F. Clay 1896.
1st English Ed. Large 8vo. xxviii + 1205pp. + [ii]. 42 ills., double page chromolitho. plate. Some light browning, original gilt lettered cloth, minor marking, spine chipped with loss. With the signature of J.A. Stenhouse, probably Lieutenant later Captain J.A. Stenhouse of the Royal Army Medical Corps who was attached to the 8th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry. Paul Gerson Unna (1850-1929). ‘... [the above work] exposed the entire knowledge in the field at that time and which made him one of the most prominent dermatologists of his time. Besides describing all known skin diseases, Unna proposed new therapies. Among the innovations, in 1886 he proposed the use of ichthyol and resorcinol against skin diseases ...’ Garrison and Morton 4000 (1894 Berlin Edition) ‘This monumental work is a landmark in dermatological history. Sir Norman Walker translated it into English in 1896 (the above). Unna, short in stature but a giant among dermatologists, initiated the study of the skin by means of diascopy and gave several original descriptions of affections of the skin. The acne bacillus is for the first time described on pp.357.
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