1868 On the History and Uses of Cod-Liver Oil Tuberculosis William Argyle Watson/Edwin Nesbit Chapman on ferric pyrophosphate of iron anemia


Title: On the History and Uses of Cod-Liver Oil in Pulmonary Consumption, and Other Diseases. Also, Notes on the Value of Pyrophosphate of Iron in Anaemia, Chlorosis, Debility, Etc. Etc.
Author: William Argyle Watson, M.D. [and] E. N. [Edwin Nesbit] Chapman, M.D.

Description: Green pebbled-cloth boards, gilt stamped lettering on front cover. Interior is clean and unmarked. 44, plus [7] pages of advertising for Caswell, Hazard & Co's pharmaceutical elixirs.  

Two medical essays, the first on cod-liver oil and its administration for the treatment of tuberculosis (pulmonary consumption), by Dr. William Argyle Watson. The essay is followed by 13 pages of opinions given by a number of prominent physicians on the subject: Dr. John Hughes Bennett of the University of Edinburgh; Dr. George B. Wood, Professor Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania; Sir Thomas Watson of London; Dr. Thomas King Chambers, honorary physician to the Prince of Wales Edward VII; and Dr. W. H. Fuller of St. George's Hospital, London.  

Dr. William Argyle Watson (1828-1901) was native of Rhode Island and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1850. At the beginning of the Civil War he entered the Navy as a surgeon. After the war he practiced medicine to New York until he retired in 1899.  

The second essay (fourteen pages) addresses the advantages and administration of ferric pyrophosphate as an alternative to other forms iron and was written by Dr. Edwin Nesbit Chapman (1819-1888), prominent Long Island physician and Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics at the Long Island College Hospital.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Caswell, Hazard & Co.
Place: New York
Year: 1868

Keywords: medicine, history, tuberculosis, pulmonary consumption, consumption, treatment, ferric pyrophosphate, iron deficiency,

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