HEWSON, Thomas. Observations on the History and Treatment of the Ophthalmia accompanying the secondary forms of Lues Venerea. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824.
8vo. Sometime rebound in half black calf, marbled boards, spine with raised bands and brown gilt morocco lettering-piece; pp. x + 113, colour frontispiece; manuscript note partially erased from title-page, a little foxed throughout, very good.
First edition. Scarce. An important little work on syphilitic ophthalmia, a subject that had been little addressed despite the prevalence of syphilis at the time. The resulting tubercles and buboes in the eye sound, it has to be said, utterly horrifying. Hewson (1783-1831) was educated at Trinity College Dublin and became president of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1819.
Only two copies recorded at auction; 2 copies only listed on Worldcat.