New York, N.Y. J. & H.G. Langley, 1843. First Edition. Leather. Good. Item #27079
431 pages; with a frontispiece plate illustrating a "Cot for the Treatment of Fractures at Sea. by J. M. Foltz Esq. Surgeon U.S.N." - Dr. Foltz also has contributed the extensive first article within, on the topic of "...The Endemic Influence of Evil Government, illustrated in a view of the Climate, Topography, and Diseases of the Island of Minorca, with an account of the Medical Faculty, - of the French Military Hospital on the Isle de los Reyos, - and of the Statistics of the United States Naval Hospital at Mahon..." Contents of the volume on various topics: complicated menstruation; obscure and remote effects of Syphilis; a curiosity in obstetric physiology; on electro-puncture in hydrocele, with cases; on epidemic influenzas, 'with special reference to the now prevailing epidemic catarrhal fever'; and dozens of other pieces, American and foreign, on medical pathology and therapeutics, material medica and pharmacy, surgery, obstetrics and diseases of females; toxicology and medical jurisprudence. With a few small woodcut illustrations, including of a cross-section of a Lepidopterous Insect; also a lithograph of Prof. A.H. Stevens' case of Spina Bifida; and a folding view of the river area at Rondout New York, approx.8 1/2" x 18" overall, which accompanies an article regarding the outbreak of "...a Malignant Fever which prevailed..." there in 1843. Title page with the small previous owner oval name-stamp of J. Manley; front endpaper with small collector number-ticket. Volume approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" size; bound in marbled paper covered boards, leather corners and spine; gilt spine titles. Both boards detached, worn; contents with occasional spotting, soiling or foxing; text block solidly bound and in good condition.