Autobiographical Recollections of the Medical Profession.
by CLARK, James Fernandez (1812-1875).
London:: J. & A. Churchill, 1874., 1874. Small 8vo. xv, , 537,  (ads) pp. Original black- and gilt-stamped green cloth; covers 'saved' by extensive restoration with kozo. Very good (noting repairs). First edition of this scarce selection of essays that were originally printed in the London 'Medical Times and Gazette'. The book is arranged in 26 chapters ranging from animal magnetism ["a strange chapter in the history of medicine"], mesmerism, a medico-legal trial, the Royal Medico-Botanical Society, establishment & progress of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, The Medical Society of London (Fothergill, Lettsom, Sims, etc.), Westminster Hospital thirty years ago, cases of alleged incompetency against Mr. Thomson, Westminster Hospital, establishment of University of London, etc., a section at the end contains more than 20 obituaries and miscellanea [Michael Faraday, Robert Knox, James Wardrop, etc.].
(Inventory #: MMRM1016)
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