23 pp. 8vo, modern blue morocco, a.e.g. Edinburgh: Sutherland & Knox; London: S. Highley, 1847. First edition. "Shortly after the publication of his Remarks on the superinduction of anaesthesia, 1847, Simpson published this paper in answer to some criticism by his 'professional brethren in Scotland.' Laing Gordon writes: 'The same kind of bigotry had met the introduction of vaccination, and Simpson himself remembered how many people had opposed the emancipation of the negroes on the ground that they were the lineal descendants of Ham...' In this famous pamphlet 'he fought his enemies with their own weapons by appealing with consummate skill to Scripture for authority for the practice, sweeping the ground from under his opponents' feet by reference to and study of the original Hebrew text'."-Fulton and Stanton, pp. 77. Whereas the incorporation of anaesthesia within operative obstetrical procedures was relatively uncontroversial, Simpson's extension of its use to alleviate the pains of normal labor excited considerable criticism. A number of medical, clerical, and lay commentators took the view that parturition pains were either salutary or divinely sanctioned or both. Fine copy. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5333)
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