The Principles and Practice of Medicine. Designed for the use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine.
by OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).
Birmingham:: Classics of Medicine Library, 1978., 1978. Thick 8vo. xvi, , 1079, [1 blank], ads , 8 pp. 19 charts, 5 figs., index, ads dated Nov. 1891. Full navy gilt-stamped cowhide, a.e.g., silk moire endleaves. Bookplate laid-in. Near fine. One of the most influential textbooks of general medicine ever written. The chapters describe specific diseases by systems, an innovation now generally followed and the work's elevated literary style, coupled with its vast store of medical knowledge, brought something new to the medical textbook genre. "An unparalleled example and inspiration to the medical students of this century." Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books. Special limited edition reprinting of the first edition, first issue, New York: D. Appleton, 1892, including the famous misprint "Georgias".
(Inventory #: MM13324)
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