An Address on the Occasion of the Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Delivered June 10th, 1851

By: Wood, George B. [Bacon]

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Lacks backstrip, corners rubbed with minor loss of cloth, former copy of Rochester Academy of Medicine via the University of Michigan, donated by the author's sister-in-law (pencil number on title page, '12-16-10 G of Miss Juliana Wood' in pencil in margin of first preface page). R.A.M. bookplate on front endpaper, frontispiece foxed. This copy is also signed by George Wood on the front endpaper, and inscribed to his brother (Juliana's father): 'Richard D Wood / from his brother, / Geo. B. Wood.'. 1851 Hard Cover. 141 pp. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt statue of William Penn pictured on front board. Includes engraved frontispiece of Pennsylvania Hospital, and one engraved plate of Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. Dr. George Bacon Wood was an accomplished physician and author, and also lectured at several medical institutions in the Philadelphia region... [He] was one of the founders of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1821. He was Professor of Chemistry at the College (1822-1831), then Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy (1831-1835). Wood resigned from the College in 1835, to become Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1850, he became Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the University and held that position until his retirement in 1860. Wood was Attending Physician at Pennsylvania Hospital (1835-1859) and President of the Board of Managers (1874-1879). From 1850-1860, Wood was also Chairman of the Committee on the Revision of the United States Pharmacopoeia. In 1865, he helped to organize the Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Wood wrote several books, including The Dispensatory of the United States (1833), The History of the University of Pennsylvania (1834), A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine (1847), and A Treatise on Therapeutics and Pharmacology, or, Materia Medica (1856). (University of Pennsylvania, College of Physicians Historical Medical Library)

Title: An Address on the Occasion of the Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Delivered June 10th, 1851

Author: Wood, George B. [Bacon]

Categories: Signed, 19th Century, Association Copies, Early Imprints, 19th Century and Earlier,

Publisher: T.K. and P.G. Collins, Printers: 1851

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2026225

Keywords: MEDICAL HISTORY PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL SIGNED,