1816 LOUIS JURINE Medical Work on CROUP German Text ABHANDLUNG ÜBER DEN CROUP
ABHANDLUNG ÜBER DEN CROUP, Welche den am Vierten Juni 1807 von dem Vormaligen Kaiser Napoleon Ausgesetzten Preis Getheilt Hat. Von LUDWIG JURINE (By LOUIS JURINE).
Louis Jurine's scarce early work on croup. TEXT in GERMAN. Translated from the French by Dr. Philipp Heineken. Foreword by Dr. J. A. Albers.
Published by Georg. Joachim Göschen, Leipzig (Germany), 1816. First German Edition.
Hardcover Book, speckled boards with leather spine and corners, 4to, 8x10 inches (20x24.5 cm). Pagination: xii, 303,  pages, plus a fold open table.
GOOD Condition: Covers are cracking at the spine folds but holding well, wear to the cover corners, edges, and spine ends, and some rubbing to the boards. Internally, the top 1.25 inches of the front free endpaper has been neatly clipped off (perhaps removing a previous owner's signature), there is an early ownership stamp of "F. Mayor Dr. Ch." on the title page, offsetting to endpapers, first and last few leaves foxed with scattered light foxing throughout; overall the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, very presentable copy.
About LOUIS JURINE (from Wikipedia):
******Louis Jurine, b.1751 d.1819, was a Swiss physician, surgeon and naturalist. He lived in Geneva.
He studied surgery in Paris and quickly acquired a great reputation for his expertise in medicine and natural history. He taught courses in anatomy and surgery at the Société des Arts in Geneva and was made honorary professor of zoology at the Academy (today: University of Geneva). He also founded a maternity hospice in 1807 and was awarded prizes for his work on the gasses of the human body, artificial feeding of infants, and pectoral angina.
Upon learning of Spallanzani's experiments with bats, in which Spallanzani showed that bats do not rely on sight when navigating in darkness, Jurine conducted a series of experiments from which he concluded that bats use sound to navigate in darkness. Jurine's collections of Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hemiptera are in the Natural History Museum of Geneva.******