Frontis. port. & several text illus. 6 p.l., 103 pp., . 8vo, orig. cloth. London, etc.: Oxford University Press, 1939. First edition of this historical account of anesthesiology and its uses in obstetrics. In the preface, Claye (1896-1977) writes that this book "attempts to deal with the two main landmarks, the introduction of ether and chloroform into obstetrics under Simpson, and the elaboration of twilight sleep by Gauss." Excellent copy. Inscription on front paste-down: "N.R. Bett 27 June 1945 from G.T. Hollis, Oxford University Press, London." ❧ Garrison-Morton 6304. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5442)
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