The Principles and Practice of Medicine 1894 William Osler ~ First Edition, 3rd Issue


Title: The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine

Author: William Osler, M. D.

Description: Attractively rebound in black leather. Gilt lettered spine, headbands and new endpapers. Minor scuffing. Pages are square, clean and, aside from a small physician's rubber stamp in the margin of one page, unmarked. pp. xvi, 1079, plus [6] ads and Appleton's 8 page October 1894 catalog of Medical and Hygienic Works.

A very nice first edition (third issue) of William Osler's enormously influential medical textbook. Osler, a founding professor and the first Physician-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, wrote his textbook in 1891 in what is now known as the Osler Textbook Room, located in the Billings Building (the original hospital). The Principles and Practice of Medicine literally changed the face of the medicine and was to remain the world's most significant medical textbook until the late-1920s.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Place: New York
Year: 1894

Keywords: medical, antique, textbook, Johns Hopkins Hospital,

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