ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH MIDWIFERY.
Edition: First edition.
Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1823. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays by this noted Philadelphia physician, who is considered as changing the history of obstetrics in the US; he was among the first to contend with professional prejudice against doctors delivering babies, and his work helped to make it a respected branch of medicine. Topics include blood-letting; premature birth; rupture, inversion, haemorrhage and retroversion of the uterus; a reply to Dr. Peachy Harrison re impregnation; observation on Burns' "History of the Gravid Uterus;" sudden alteration of the color of the hair; use of volatile tincture of guaiacum in Catamenia; puerperal convulsions; dysmenorrhoea; suppression of menses; Bell's paper on the muscularity of the uterus and much more. iv, 9-479 pp.
Condition: Good condition in the original tan leather with black and gilt spine labels - foxing and browning throughout, rubbing and wear to the edges of the boards, and a bit of fraying on ends of spine - but overall a sturdy and tightly bound copy.