An inquiry into the degree of certainty in medicine; and into the nature and extent of its power over disease

BARTLETT, Elisha

Published by Lea and Blanchard, 1848
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Contemporary blind-stamped cloth, title and author in gilt on top cover. With the book-label of the Medical Society of the County of Kings (withdrawn stamp) and stamp of the Society on the title page. First edition of this brief treatise in which the author advocates the value of medical treatment. He attempts to show that while medicine is not perfect, it is indeed a science and an art. As an example, he discusses pneumonia and the virtues of bloodletting for favorably influencing the outcome of the disease, if for nothing else but to show the profession's general knowledge of symptoms and remedies of a particular malady. Surgical anaesthesia was just coming into use at this time and Bartlett commented that these agents "have not yet been applied to a suffficient extent, with sufficient care, and under a sufficient variety of circumstances, positively and definitively to determine their value."Bartlett (1804-53) received his M.D. from Brown University, practiced in Massachusetts, and was an active writer, editor and contributor to medical periodicals of his day. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: An inquiry into the degree of certainty in ...
Publisher: Lea and Blanchard
Publication Date: 1848
Edition: FIRST EDITION.

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Book Description Lea and Blanchard, 1848. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. 84 p. ; 22 cm. Publisher's brown cloth. Good binding and cover. Light wear. Foxing throughout. Signature of William Black to title page. Stamp to fep. Heirs of Hippocrates 1654. Bookseller Inventory # 1307130002

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