Versuch über den Schwindel. Marcus HERZ.

Vertigo

Versuch über den Schwindel.

xliv, 292 pp. 8vo, cont. boards (corners a little worn). Berlin: C.F. Voss & Son, 1786.

First edition of this scarce book by the Jewish physician, philosopher, and scientist Marcus Herz (1747-1803). Reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time, he was the first, according to Hirsch, to offer lectures in experimental physics in Berlin. These lectures, first offered in 1776, were extremely popular and attracted all the leading residents of Berlin including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III.

The present work is concerned with the various types of vertigo, their symptoms, and treatments. Clearly, some case histories describe epilepsy (sometimes physicians did not know whether to classify the case as one or the other).

Very good copy.

❧ A.D.B., 12, pp. 260-62. Hirsch, III, pp. 195-96–“ein seinerzeit viel genanntes Buch.”.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 6269

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