Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Women. James Y. Simpson.
Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Women
Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Women
Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Women
Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Women

Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Women

Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1863. First American Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. First book edition of lectures Simpson delivered at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary that had been previously published as journal articles in the London Medical Times and Gazette. Complete with 510 pages and 102 in-text illustrations. Sound binding but hinges starting. Clean pages with some light intermittent foxing; moderate foxing to the endpapers. Some wear to the cover, heaviest at spine ends. Good to Very Good. Item #008021

A classic reference work. Simpson was the Professor of Medicine and Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh from 1840 to the 1870s and President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in the 1850s. He introduced many important procedures into gynecology and obstetrics, most famously the use of chloroform to relieve pain during childbirth at a time when the prevailing belief held that labor pains should be encouraged. Simpson also developed the use of the uterine sound for diagnosing retropositions of the uterus. (See Garrison & Morton: 5657, 6035 and King: Midwifery, Obstetrics . . . pp 155-188.)

Bookplate of Dr. W. Murray Weidman inside front cover. Weidman was a physician from Reading, Pennsylvania who served as a surgeon in the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War. Relatively scarce but with some problems so priced accordingly.

Price: $200.00

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