Medical Essays 1842-1882. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Medical Essays 1842-1882

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1887. Hardcover. Third Edition. [2], x, [2], 445 p.; 20 cm. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and front cover illustration of a winged vase wearing eye glasses; same illustrated blind stamped on back cover. Boards have bevelled edges. Top page edges gilt. Black endpapers. Publisher's advertisements for other works by Holmes facing title page. Front fixed endpaper bears engraved bookplate of W. Robert Penman, M.D., and Dorothy I. Lansing, M.D.; bookplate contains verse by Alfred Tennyson and illustration is signed Donn P. Crane. Blank leaf following front free endpaper bears two inscriptions. The first: Presented to Dr. F.A. Belknap By her mother, F.S. Brinton. Lansing, June 15, 1891." The second indicates that W. Robert and Dorothy Penman of Malvern, Pa., acquired the volume at Baldwin's Book Barn in 1964. Contents: Homoeopathy and its kindred delusions -- The contagiousness of puerperal fever -- Currents and counter-currents in medical science -- Border lines of knowledge in some provinces of medical science -- Scholastic and bedside teaching -- The medical profession in Massachusetts -- The young practitioner -- Medical libraries -- Some of my early teachers. Some notations on homeopathy by W. Robert Penman or Dorothy Lansing Penman in the first part of the volume. In Very Good Condition: cover is rubbed; other than notations by former owner pages are clean and tight. Very Good. Item #002307

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