[Two papers]: Report of a case of hydrophobia, with statistical observations. [With]: Cyanosis. . . . February 18, and March 4, 1863.
by SMITH, Job Lewis (1827-1897).
New York:: Holman & Gray, Steam Printers, 1856, 1863., 1856. Two papers bound together. 24 cm. 62; -351,  pp. Title inscribed "from the author," . . . "and an essay on cyanosis". Nineteenth century brown cloth; extremities worn; lacks ffep, first title gutter with tears to the title. Rubber-stamp on title of the Mercantile Library Assoc., NY. Good (minor kozo repairs). Rare. "FROM THE AUTHOR" Smith also wrote, A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood. (Philadelphia, 1869). Cyanosis, or "blue disease", is described here in full, via the author's 2-part lecture at the New York Academy of Medicine, February 18 and March 4, 1863. Smith considered the talk statistical as its results are based on the analyses of 191 cases. Within his paper is a detailed history of the literature on the same topic. "It is only just to state that Dr. J. Lewis Smith, of New York, in his admirable work on Diseases of Infancy and Childhood, gives the best consideration of this subject that I have met with among out systematic treatises." – Frank Woodbury, "The Significance of Bloody Discharges from the Bowels in Young Children," JAMA, vol. III, no. 7, August, 1884, p. 180. Smith was born in Spafford, NY. His studies took him to the Buffalo Medical School, where he interned. Smith graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York (1853). He worked as physician to the Charity Hospital and the NY foundling asylum, etc. Ashwal mentions Smith as one of the persons advancing the field of pediatrics, which he tells started in the early nineteenth century but also developed more strongly by the middle of the century. Smith was also the second president of the American Pediatric Society, the first such organization in the Unites States. – Ashwal, p 120. p. 171. Atkinson, Physicians and Surgeons of the United States, p. 136. See: Ashwal, The Founders of Child Neurology. Cone, Thomas E. Jr., History of American pediatrics, Little Brown, (1980), pp. 103-104. REFERENCES: These works not in Grulee. [FFrye C188]
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