New York and Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co., 1902. 1st Edition. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good / No jacket as issued. Item #002211
1st edition. Near Fine contents in Very Good binding. 8vo., xi, 675 pp., illustrated with 169 engravings and 30 plates, some in color. Bound in full leather with title and author on black morocco labels on spine. The board are edge worn, with some strips of leather peeled away. Internally clean and bright. A Very Good copy. **** Koplik(1858-1927) was the first to describe an important and early diagnostic sign of measles, now known as "Koplik's spots". The spots, which are considered pathognomonic for measles, occur in the mouth a few days before the skin rash appears. and before infectivity reaches its maximum. This allows individuals incubating the disease to be isolated and helps to control epidemics. He should also be remembered as the founder in America of free distribution of safe baby milk. He also found the bacillus of whooping-cough. ***.