Paris: J.B. Balliere, 1838. 8vo. xix, 692 pp. FIRST EDITION. Complete with half-title and publisher's advertisements facing title. With 2 large folding plates, hand coloured. Partially unopened in contemporary pebbled cloth, gilt spine. The text is quite heavily browned due to the paper. Item #10287
First edition of the first monograph solely devoted to the newborn infant.(Ashwal, p. 654). Valleix (1807-1855) was one of the earliest to cultivate the speciality of diseases of children in France. He followed Billard and Berton at l'Hôpital des Enfants Trouvé. In his speciality of neurological ailments and diseases of the skin, Valleix's investigations were very useful in the attainment of accuracy in diagnosis. He died a victim of diphtheritic infection.