Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1879. Third Edition, Enlarged. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #26998
249 + (2) pages of publishers' announcements; with a tissue-guarded frontispiece of various of the author's hypodermic syringes; the text with folding plates in black and white which chart the observations made of injections of morphia and sulphate of atropia. Roberts Bartholow (1831 - 1904) American physician and researcher was "...known by his contemporaries mainly for his Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1876), one of the leading American texts on the practice of medicine. It illustrated his commitment to rational therapeutics based on physiological experimentation...his work exemplified the innovative effort to advance medical practice through laboratory research, an approach associated with many of the leading German medical scientists of his time..." (Bonnie Ellen Blustein in the ANB) Title page with the small previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush; an M.D. in the U.S. Navy and who was long in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Approx. 5" x 7 5/8"size; bound in the original plum-red cloth covered boards, with decoratively gilt cover titles, spine titles gilt. Some light edge, tips wear to the binding; cloth color mottled some; contents clean and in very good condition.