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Traite Des Tumeurs Et Des Ulceres, Tome Premier, Jean Astruc, 1769

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repaired leather spine, internally good copy, A 240 year-old copy on tumours, rare, Astruc, Jean (1684-1766) French physician from Sauves in Languedoc who graduated from Montpellier. He had a successful practice in Paris and was later professor there. He wrote a systematic treatises on syphilis, De Morbis Veneris libri sex in 1736. He considered that it originated in America and spread to Europe in 1493. He was physician to the King of Poland in 1743