viii, 391, 8 pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, orig. cloth (extremities worn). Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1854. First edition of Bigelow's writings on a variety of medical subjects. Bigelow (1786-1879), was a botanist-physician who taught at Harvard University. In the chapter "On the History and Use of Tobacco," he discusses traditional uses of tobacco as a sedative and quasi-anesthetic. Good copy. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5378)
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