Ship fever, so called; its history, nature, and best treatment.

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1850. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 48; 1 tinted lithograph plate; dampstain on front flyleaf, spine cracked and partly perished at the top and bottom; a good copy in original wrappers, printed paper label on the upper cover. Inscribed in ink on the label: "Presented to W. H. Davol by his friend J. W. C. Ely 1850." Ely is almost certainly James Winchell Coleman Ely (1820-1906), a prominent Providence physician. He was born in Windsor, Vermont, graduated from Brown University in 1842, and received his M.D. from Harvard in 1846. He was consulting physician at several public institutions in Providence, and was active in professional associations. Issued as no. XII, June, 1849 as part of the Fiske Fund prize dissertations of the Rhode Island Medical Society. Cordasco 50-0365; Sabin 13297. Item #56231

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