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These pictures are from Thomas Addison's book in which he first described Addison's Disease. For more information on the book, see below.
A description of the importance of Thomas Addison's work, from the Hardin Library website: "Addison was a brilliant lecturer and diagnostician and one of the most respected physicians at Guy’s Hopsital in London. In this, his most important work, he describes for the first time two chronic diseases of the adrenal gland: Addison’s disease and pernicious anemia (Addison’s anemia). The beautifully rendered hand-colored lithographs displayed here are among the most important illustrations in the history of medicine."
Library cataloging information: Thomas Addison (1793-1860). On
the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules.
London, Samuel Highley, 1855.
University of Iowa Libraries catalog record: Original edition | Facsimile edition
Additional pictures from Addison's book are available as part of the Hardin Library John Martin Rare Book Room Images from the Iowa Digital Library.