A treatise on anatomy, physiology, and health, designed for students, schools, and popular use. Beach, ooster.
A treatise on anatomy, physiology, and health, designed for students, schools, and popular use
A treatise on anatomy, physiology, and health, designed for students, schools, and popular use

A treatise on anatomy, physiology, and health, designed for students, schools, and popular use

New York: published by the author at the Anatomical Museum, 1847. 8vo, pp. 212, [4]; hand-colored engraved frontispiece, 2 engravings of the skeleton, 2 colored prints of the circulatory system, and 23 hand-colored anatomical plates, text illustrations; original full sheep; boards worn, spine chipped, joints weak, text foxed, last gathering almost loose, the occasional pencil mark, page 209 with a large chip but no loss of text, patent medicine label on endpaper, fair. Beach had originally planned a much larger book to introduce medicine to the untrained, but published this title as the size of the production was becoming prohibitive. The plates are irregularly inserted, with figures 1-36 placed out of order, figure 24 in upside down, and figure 9 not present (as usual). Wooster Beach was the founder of medical "Eclecticism" in the US and an early opponent of blood-letting and purging. Item #58674

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