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Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces of Medical Science. An Introductory Lecture, Delivered before the Medical Class of Harvard University, November 6th, 1861

Holmes, Oliver Wendell.-

Published by Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1862., 1862
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First Edition. Pages 80 pp.12mo. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Covers embossed "T & F, but foot of spine records "Ticknor & Co." in gilt." Brown coated end papers. First Edition. Currier, pp. 105–6. Waller 4848, Heirs of Hippocrates 1750. Cordasco 60-0901. Cushing H408. Ives, p. 178. A witty lecture of introduction to the new students of medicine at Harvard. The relations of the sciences to human physiology and chemistry are discussed. Holmes also demonstrates that medical science is constantly subject to change and controversy . He strikes out at phrenology and other forms of quackery, but recognizes itsgood features as anthropology. Holmes notes also that medical men have an extraordinary capacity for self-deception. Calls Ricord the “Voltaire of Pelvic Literature.” An important Holmes work in its rare First Edition. Only 1500 copies of the First Edition were printed. Wear at ends of spine. Fading of covers. Pencilled notation on copyright page. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 6752

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Title: Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces ...

Publisher: Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1862.

Publication Date: 1862

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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