Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1867. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #26996
86 pages; with black and white illustrations of various apparatus for the use of inhalation therapies, accompanied by recommended usage details. The text is the author's update to an "...essay (which) appeared originally in the September and October numbers of the New York Medical Journal of the past year...It stands in substance as it was published; here and there some additions have been made...:" (this from the author's Preface) By Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1833 - 1900) American physician, whose "...research, writings, and teaching were influential in the development of internal medicine as a specialty...During the Civil War, Da Costa served as assistant surgeon in the U.S. Army and at Turner's Lane Hospital, Philadelphia. Here, he undertook research on "irritable heart" (neurocirculatory asthenia) in soldiers, research that was of landmark importance in clinical medicine..." (Thomas Jefferson University) Approx. 5" x 7 3/4"size; bound in the original green textured cloth covered boards, with decoratively gilt cover titles, worn. Some light edge, tips wear to the binding; in very good condition.