The Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal; collected and arranged by Benjamin Smith Barton -- ...

The Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal; collected and arranged by Benjamin Smith Barton -- Part II Vol. I [provenance: Civil War surgeon Charles W. Neff]

Barton, Benjamin Smith

Published by John Conard & Co, 1805
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Imprint: "John Conrad & Co. Philadelphia; M. and J. Conrad & Co. Baltimore; Rapin, Conrad, & Co. Washington City; Somervell & Conrad, Petersburg; and Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. Norfolk; Printed by T. & G. Palmer, 16, High-Street." vii, [1], 192, [2], viii p.; 21 cm. Original plain salmon paper over boards with darker paper along spine to create a faux leather effect. Remains of small handwritten paper label in center of spine. Former owner's name at head of title page: Geo. D. Foulke. Former owner's name on front fixed endpaper: Samuel Hiltz. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper and inscriptions on front free endpaper and back fixed endpaper indicating that this book was given to the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College in 1861 by Charles W. Neff of Frostburg, Md. Charles W. Neff (d. 1900) graduated from Dickinson College in 1861 and from New York University in 1864; he was a surgeon at Annapolis and Baltimore hospitals during the Civil War. Circular Dickinson College Library stamp at lower edge of front fixed endpaper; embossed Dickinson College Library at foot of title page. Five-digit number stamped at foot of p. [iii]. Pages i-viii following text contain title page and contents for Vol. 1. No free endpapers (as issued?); the back fixed endpaper consists of a section of a Feb. 1820 Carlisle, Pa., newspaper, including notices for the Carlisle Infantry and the Carlisle Hussars to parade on 22 Feb. 1820. The captain of the Carlisle Hussars was Geo. D. Foulke, presumably the first owner of this volume. Dr. George D. Foulke graduated from Dickinson College in 1800 and later served as chief burgess of the town of Carlisle as well as captain of the Carlisle Hussars. The author, Benjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815), studied medicine in the 1780s at the College of Philadelphia and the University of Edinburgh; in 1796 he became professor of materia medica at the University of Pennsylvania. His Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal was one of the United States first medical journals. Contents include: Some account of the different species and varieties of native American, or Indian Dogs by Barton -- History of the Epidemic Fever, as it prevailed in Frederick-Town and County (in Maryland), in the summer and autumn of 1804 by Dr. John Baltzell -- On the Salivating and other effects of the Digitalis Purpurea, in a case of Dropsy by Dr. Enoch Wilson -- Hints relative to the Medical Properties of the Hypericum Perforatum, or Common St. John's-Wort by William Barton -- Additional Observations on the Falls of Niagara by Felix Robertson -- Observations and Conjectures relative to the supposed Welch-Indians by Harry Toulmin with observations by Barton -- Meteorological Observations, made at Gnadenhutten -- Description of the Obstetrical Forceps of Johan Daniel Herholdt by Frederick Detler Meyer. In Very Good Condition: cover is rubbed; first leaf (title page) partially detached; minimal foxing and browning; otherwise, clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Philadelphia Medical and Physical ...
Publisher: John Conard & Co
Publication Date: 1805
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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