first edition Hardcover
1907-1910 · Philadelphia
by [MEDICINE] OSLER, William (M.D.); assisted by Thomas McCrae, M.D.
Philadelphia: Lea & Febridge, 1907-1910. First Edition. Hardcover. The last major authorial undertaking by Osler (1849-1919), a massive compilation of medical and scientific papers by the most eminent physicians of the period, chosen to reflect "a new era" in medicine. Osler took care to include works from outside the English-speaking world, as noted in the Publisher's Note to Volume 1: "...it is more necessary in medicine than in any other sphere of human effort that the world-knowledge should be placed at the command of all. Physicians of the dominant language, English, have just cause for satisfaction in realizing that this is now to be accomplished in their own tongue, and under the leadership of one of the best fitted, by common consent, to develop this idea in its most complete and fruitful manner..." First printings. Seven large octavo volumes (24cm). Publisher's red cloth boards, titled in gilt on spines; lavender endpapers; plates; illus. Very mild external wear; rear free endpaper lacking in vol. 7, else a complete, unusually well-preserved set in the original publisher's cloth.
(Inventory #: 51831)