Numerous text illus. xi, 401 pp. 8vo, orig. pebbled cloth (head & foot of spine a little worn). New York: W. Wood & Co., 1866. First American edition of Sims' most important work. Sims (1813-83), was a pioneering surgeon and is known as the father of American gynecology. This work was written during the author's sojourn in Paris at the time of the American Civil War. It was based on his notes on uterine diseases. He references a report from a New York physician regarding the etherization of a patient for the purpose of conception. Very good copy, corners a little worn. Ownership inscriptions of "J. L. Ledgewood, M.D. May 1-1888" on front paste-down and "Dr. Boynton's" on title. Preserved in a box. ❧ Garrison-Morton 6057-(referring to the London first edition of the same year). Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 162. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5398)
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