Title Lives of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons of the Nineteenth Century.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Lindsay & Blakiston 1861
Inscription Signed by author
Seller ID 2161375
First edition. Inscribed & signed by editor on front flyleaf ('Benjamin Franklin Horwitz - with the kind regards of the Editor. Philadelphia, Nov. 1882'). Former library copy, usual marks. Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt titles mostly rubbed away, first gathering loose, pencil marginalia on contents page only. 1861 Hard Cover. xi, 836 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped cloth. Frontispiece of Benjamin Rush. A collection of biographical sketches of notable 19th century physicians and surgeons, some fairly detailed (between 10 and 110 pages dedicated to each doctor). Compiled by the author of the first serious history of American surgery (see Garrison-Morton 5795), known as 'a surgical innovator and an outstanding author of numerous works which became classics.' (see Garrison-Morton 5607). 'In his day Gross was the most famous surgeon in the U.S.A. He was for a time Professor of General Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathological Anatomy at Cincinnati Medical College' (see Garrison-Morton 2292).