Frontis. port. 1 p.l., 66 pp. 8vo, orig. green half-morocco & marbled boards (extremities a little worn), spine gilt. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1865. [bound with]: -. Biographical Memoir of the Late Franklin Bache, M.D., Prepared at the Request of the American Philosophical Society… 18 pp. 8vo. Philadelphia: Sherman, 1865. First editions of these biographies by Wood (1797-1879), one of the most prolific medical writers of his era. Bache (1792-1864), with Wood, edited the Dispensatory of the United States which became an authoritative text. Bache, the great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin, was a longtime professor of chemistry at Jefferson College where he played an integral role in elevating the school's status to its nineteenth century prominence. He also worked extensively with Charles D. Meigs in the fields of obstetrics and midwifery. Nice copies. Inscribed to: "Albert Dabadie from his affectionate niece Margaret H. Bache Sept. 1st 1867 Philadelphia.". (Inventory #: 5519)
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