1839 · Boston
The cataloguer at the American Antiquarian Society tell us that this tit for tat law suit concerns "the power of the Massachusetts Medical Society to control the practice of medicine in the state. John Stephen Bartlett had been expelled from the Society for [malpractice after] 'consulting with irregular practitioners, and aiding and abetting quacks,' namely, Patrick Kearney, an Irish Catholic physician, and John Williams, an oculist who had practiced in France. He had therefore petitioned the legislature to declare the charter of the Massachusetts Medical Society void.
American Imprints 54294; Beal 14867.50; Sabin 3756. Never bound; original stitching perished and all leaves loose; chipping at edges; dust-soiled. (One handy with needle and appropriate thread can easily make this right again.) (Inventory #: 39320)