London, England: John Churchill, 1838. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27126
xlvii + 154 pages; title page printed in red & black. Including the Expositions: Medical Topography of London; On Scrofula; On the Preservation of the Health of Children; On the Disorders of Old Age; and On the Efficacy of Cathartic Medicines. The various lectures on these subjects given by Sir Anthony Carlisle (1768 - 1840) British surgeon and anatomist whose "...most famous scientific contribution had been communicated to the Royal Society in 1800. Drawing on Volta's recent discovery of a chemical means of generating electricity, Carlisle and William Nicholson electrolyzed water into its constituent gases...." (W. F. Bynum in the ODNB) Title page with the previous owner name of Ticknor; endpaper with the name of George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Final endpaper with a pasted-in newspaper article on the character and habits of Whitebait fish. Volume approx. 6" x 9 1/4" size; bound in the original light teal-blue decoratively blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine titles. Some soiling, edge, tips & spine ends fraying & wear to the covers, spine cloth dulled, sunned some; in very good condition.