New York, NY: Published By E. Bliss and E. White, 1822. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Item #27206
vii + 528 pages; usefully indexed at back; the contents pages also give descriptions of the articles within. Illustrated with a folding plate of a massive tumor operation by Delpech; also an engraving of the Otsego Basse fish; another plate depicts several aspects of a case of Osteo Sarcoma and the operation for its removal by Dr. Mott; also meteorological observations in table form. The first volume of this American medical periodical, issued quarterly, with all four numbers found here, paginated consecutively. The contributions included domestic & foreign medical reportage, philosophical intelligence, observations, therapies, treatments, including disputes and announcements regarding vaccinations for fever; also reviews of medical science-related books. Title page with the previous owner name-stamp of collector George Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Volume approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" size; bound in marbled-paper covered boards, polished calf leather tips and spine; gilt spine titles & simple gilt line-rules. Some edge, tips, spine edges wear to the boards; contents with occasional spotting and foxing, finger-soiling; generally clean and in very good condition.