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Vésicules : herpès, suette, sudamina, gale, hydrargyrie
Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous
Engraving by Ambroise Tardieu.
Symptoms of herpes, Picardy sweat, miliaria, scabies, and hydrargyria, five skin diseases characterized by vesicles or small blisters, depicted in 15 labeled figures.
Tardieu, Ambroise, 1788-1841
Original image in: Rayer, Pierre François Olive, 1793-1867. Traité théorique et pratique des maladies de la peau (Paris : Chez J. B. Bailliere, 1835). ZJa 8a (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Traité théorique et pratique des maladies de la peau, Pierre-François Olive Rayer's three-volume work on skin diseases, was first published in 1826 and received with acclaim. For the second edition, published in 1835, the work was completely revised and accompanied by an atlas with 26 finely detailed, hand-colored plates engraved by Ambroise Tardieu, which are digitized here. Tardieu was a renowned engraver and cartographer of his day.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : hand-colored engraving
33 x 25 cm
Tardieu, Ambroise, 1788-1841, “Vésicules : herpès, suette, sudamina, gale, hydrargyrie,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2023, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1645.