London: New Sydenham Society, 1882. Later edition, revised and with additions. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait. 596 pp. Half-title. Modern half leather. Library inkstamp on verso of title and last leaf / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #401952
An important reprint of "an historical landmark in medicine," with additions mainly prepared by Stokes himself. Stokes turned over the preparation of a new edition to his friend Alfred Hudson, who died prior to completing the project. It was finished by Dr. Acland.
"Stokes, most prominent of the Irish school of medicine, established his reputation by his book on diseases of the chest. Important among its contents are his discovery of a stage of pneumonia prior to that described by Laennec as the first, his observations that contraction of the side has sometimes followed the cure of pneumonia and that paralysis of the intercostal muscles and diaphragm may result from pleurisy, and his employment of the stethoscope as an aid to the detection of foreign bodies in the air passages" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 2213, first edition Dublin, 1837).