Paris: Librairie E. Le François, . 8vo. [viii], 291,  pp., including 12 full-page illustrations, plus 1 page publisher’s advertisements. Original printed wrappers, bound in half-morocco and marbled boards. Item #12062
Second edition. In the previous edition (1909), Witkowski’s name appeared first on the title page, with the slightly different title Gayetez d’Esculape. The present work includes chapters on the wit of famous sick people, the wit of medical celebrities, and wit in literature and history.
Cabanès (1862-1928) was a doctor, historian and author of numerous works of fiction and history. Witkowski (1844-1923), a surgeon and medical historian, wrote widely on a variety of subjects, chiefly upon medical history but also upon art and history in general.