Cotton Mather; First Significant Figure in American Medicine.
by [MATHER, Cotton] BEALLE Jr., Otho T.; Richard Harrison SHRYOCK.
Baltimore:: Johns Hopkins, 1954., 1954. Series: Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine; First Series: Monographs, volume V. 8vo. ix, , 241,  pp. Frontis. portrait, 1 plate, index. Green gilt-stamped cloth. Inked gift INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR, "Richard H. Shryock with cordial regards to Dr. Edmund R. Lang." Very good +. An expansion of a study done for the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. Centers of Mather's work in promoting inoculation in the 1721 Smallpox outbreak. Focusing on Mather's essay The Angel of Bethesda, the authors argue it represents "the only instance of systematic medical writing in this country prior to the national period."
(Inventory #: MMRM1053)
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