Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1865. 8vo. 17 pp. FIRST EDITION. Including half-title. With the original front printed wrapper. Cloth-backed marbled boards; from the library of Louis A. Duhring. Item #10227
First edition of one of Fournier's early efforts to research the incubation of syphilis, probably the earliest detailed study of the subject. Fournier was almost exclusively a clinician; much of his early work in the study of syphilis was devoted to elaboration of his teacher Ricord's views. However, Ricord, who was willing to accept the world as it was, never noted the importance of incubation. Fournier was bent on reform and mounted an attack on the disease by strict observations and statistics.