The First Patient: A Story, Written in Aid of the Fair for the Channing Home.

By: [Tilden, Catherine]; [Albee, Harriet Ryan]

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Boards separated from text block, Massachusetts Historical Society bookplate on front endpaper. 1859 Hard Cover. 63, [1] pp. A novella written as part of the fundraising effort for the Channing Home, a hospice house for terminally ill women founded by Harriet Ryan Albee in 1857. The original edition was printed and sold only at the fundraising fair for the Channing Home. The second edition was published after the event, and sold through the book trade. Our research indicates that, despite the official start of the hospice care movement being generally acknowledged as occurring in the 1970s, The Channing Home is the first example of hospice care in America.

Title: The First Patient: A Story, Written in Aid of the Fair for the Channing Home.

Author: [Tilden, Catherine]; [Albee, Harriet Ryan]

Categories: 19th Century and Earlier, Fiction, Early Imprints,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: John Wilson and Sons: 1859

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2197350

Keywords: FICTION HOSPICE CARE TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS,