Title: Lectures on Midwifery and the Forms of Disease Peculiar to Women and Children
Author: A. [Alva] Curtis, M.D.
Description: Third edition, corrected and enlarged (1846). Calf boards with four raised bands and title-block on spine. Wear to head of spine and split along the bottom two-inches of the front hinge. Foxing. Illustrations. 447 pp. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.
A manual on obstetrics including treatment of various related ailments and diseases. The author, Dr. Alva Curtis (1797-1881), was a protege of Samuel Thomson, an herbalist, botanist and the founder of the system of Thomsonian Medicine. Alva Curtis was the president of the Botanico-Medical College of the State of Ohio and the editor of the Botanico-Medical Recorder.
This volume belonged Dr. John Milton Kendall (1839-1919). After serving as a musician in the Illinois 35th Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War he became a physician and lived and worked in Oconee (Shelby County), Illinois, for more than thirty years. It is inscribed by him on the front paste-down to his daughter Cora Bell (Kendall) Washburn.
Binding: Leather Bound Hardcover
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Printed, for the author, by C. Nagle
Keywords: medicine, Oconee, Illinois, Samuel Thomson, obstetrics, Botanico-Medical, Beachite, homeopathy, pregnancy, doula, childbirth, female anatomy, maternity,
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