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Altérations : des papilles, de l'epiderme, des ongles et des poils
Engraving by Ambroise Tardieu.
Symptoms of various conditions of the papilla, epidermis, nails, and hair, depicted in 26 labeled figures. Includes: ichthyosis, warts, corns, horns, and Plica polonica (a formation of hair, commonly known as the Polish plait).
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 26 cm
Tardieu, Ambroise, 1788-1841, “Altérations : des papilles, de l'epiderme, des ongles et des poils,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 2, 2023, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1666.