Title: A Book About Doctors [in two volumes]
Author: J. [John] Cordy Jeaffreson
Description: Bound in half calf over marbled boards, stamped "Bound by J. Larkins" at head of verso side of ffep. Top edge gilt. Spine divided into six panels with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, others are tooled with a gilt floral, dated at the foot. Marbled end-papers. Both volumes with frontispiece and tissue guard.
Volumes have been placed in clear archival sleeves. Inscribed on first flyleaf "For / Dr. Alfred R. Greenfield / one of the great men / of modern medicine. / William L. King". John Cordy Jeaffreson's (1831-1901) collection of medical anecdotes drawn from a variety of manuscript sources, much of which had not been previously published. The author was largely assisted by the Dr. William Munk, the librarian at the Royal College of Physicians of London, and Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond of Twickenham House.
Contents: Something about Sticks, and rather less about Wigs; Early English Physicians; Sir Thomas Browne and Sir Kenelm Digby, Sir Hans Sloane; The Apothecaries and Sir Samuel Garth; Quacks; John Radcliffe; The Doctor as a bon-vivant; Fees; Pedagogues turned Doctors; The Generosity and Parsimony of Doctors; Bleeding; Richard Mead; Imagination as a Remedial Power; Imagination and Nervous Excitement--Mesmer; Make way for the Ladies!; Messenger Monsey; Akenside; Lettsom; A few more Quacks; St. John Long; The Quarrels of Physicians; The Loves of Physicians; Literature and Art; Number Eleven--a Hospital Story; Medical Buildings; The Country Medical Man.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Hurst and Blackett
Size: 7.75" x 5.25".
Pages: Vol 1: viii, 314; Vol 2: iv, 311, .
Keywords: medicine, anecdotes, physicians
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