Title The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIX, Nos. 1-12, January - December 1879 [Volume 39, Complete, Comprising Monthly Issues One - Twelve]
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher S.N. 1879
Seller ID 2077069
Rebound with title, date, and owner's name in gilt on spine. Spine heavily toned, 1 inch split to top of front joint, corners rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, light marginal stains to binding edge of first volume. 1879 Half-Leather. vii, 584 pp. 8vo. Red leather spine & corners, pebbled cloth boards, gilt titles. A bound volume of twelve monthly pamphlets for the year 1879, comprising the complete thirty-ninth volume in this serial medical journal, which features transcripts of addresses, articles, editorials, reviews of recently published medical books, etc. Index for the full volume precedes text. Topics include: respiratory surgery; tumors; artificial respiration; typhoid fever; scarlet fever; insanity; yellow fever; the 'germ theory of disease' [i.e., bacteriology]; chloroform as a curative for convulsions; hypodermic injection of morphia; use of forceps in obstetrics; Bright's disease; pseudo-membranous croup; nutrition in disease; diphtheria; croupous pneumonia and bronchitis; extirpation of the mammary glands; hydrophobia; tracheotomy; abortion; hydrastia; the plague in Russia; catarrahal fever; dropsy; autopsy of an elephant; quinia / opium; syphilis; cholera; bone surgery; diabetes; rheumatism; nasal catarrh; spinal meningitis; Darwinism; etc.