The Theory and Treatment of Fevers, by Dr. John Sappington, Saline County, Missouri; Revised and Corrected by Ferdinando Stith, M. D., Franklin, Tennessee. John Sappington, Ferdinando Stith.
The Theory and Treatment of Fevers, by Dr. John Sappington, Saline County, Missouri; Revised and Corrected by Ferdinando Stith, M. D., Franklin, Tennessee

The Theory and Treatment of Fevers, by Dr. John Sappington, Saline County, Missouri; Revised and Corrected by Ferdinando Stith, M. D., Franklin, Tennessee

Arrow Rock, Missouri: John Sappington, 1844. Hardcover. 216 p.; 17 cm. Modern acid-free dyed flax over boards with gilt-tooled leather spine label. Small embossed stamp on front free endpaper of former owner S. A. Skinner, M. D. Front fixed endpaper bears engraved bookplate of W. Robert Penman, M.D., and Dorothy I. Lansing, M.D.; bookplate contains one verse titled The Bugle Song by Alfred Tennyson with an illustration signed Donn P. Crane. Their inscription on front free endpaper indicates that they acquired the book in 1966. American physician John Sappington (1776-1856) developed a quinine pill to treat malaria. The recommendations at the front of the book include many Missouri residents praising this "Anti-Fever Pill," which is discussed here. Includes "An alphabetical arrangement of the classes of medicines used in this work." This was the first medical book published in Missouri. In Very Good- Condition: fore-edges stained; faint dampstain at upper page edges throughout; occasional light stains/foxing in the latter half of the book; solid. Very Good -. Item #007169

Price: $175.00

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