London, England: Printed for J. Callow, Medical Bookseller, 1811. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Item #27183
(2) + 208 + (2) page index + (2) page publication list; with the half-title page. John Ring (bap. 1752 - 1821) British surgeon and vaccinator and "...a man of extraordinary energy. He was an active member of his profession: he held the prestigious post of surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital and was a member of the medical societies of London and Paris and the Physical Society of Guy's Hospital. He published two works on the treatment of gout and another on dropsy...(and his) career was dominated by his advocacy of smallpox vaccination..." (Deborah Brunton in the ODNB) Title page with the somewhat faint previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Volume approx. 5 3/8" x 8 3/8" size, bound in full polished calf; spine titles gilt and with simple black and dotted gilt line-rules. Some edge, tips wear and old singe-darkening to the spine & edges of the binding; in very good condition.