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Author Name    Kane, H. H.

Title   The Hypodermic Injection of Morphia, Its History, Advantages and Dangers, (Based on the Experience of 360 Physicians)

Binding   Buckram

Book Condition   Very Good Minus

Edition   First Edition

Size   12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

Publisher   New York Chas. L. Bermingham & Co. 1880

Seller ID   007386

An English language publication. Presumed first [and only?] printing of the first edition, 1880. Author's preface dated 26 January 1880. Printed by the National Printing Company, NY. Presumed bound in NY or vicinity. NOT ex-library. Contemporary medium brown buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, black-stamped Greek wave frieze design to the top and bottom of the front board, and the same to the rear board in blind-stamp. Impressively clean and well-preserved binding, save for a touch of off-white speckling or sprinkling, in the form of tiny dots, to the front board. Also a little rubbing along the front gutter, minor. Gently bumped and lightly abraded spine head and tail, and with gently bumped upper and lower corners of the front board. Almost imperceptible spine slant. Text block firmly bound in. 7.25 x 5 inches. Front FEP with pencil inscription of previous owner in neat hand, "From James Murray Esq. St. John NB [New Brunswick] Nov. 6th 1890." With 354 numbered pages of text, followed by two unnumbered pages of publisher's adverts. With several B&W figures illustrating syringes and hypodermic needles. Light to moderate foxing to the preliminaries and very occasional light foxing to several internal pages. The vast majority of the pages are free of any spotting. Small piece of upper right corner of three pages (275-6, 277-8, 279-80) missing, not at all into the text. Handsome maritime-themed bookplate of previous owner to the front pastedown. Else a very clean copy. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Very rare. "There is no proceeding in medicine that has become so rapidly popular; no method of allaying pain so prompt in its action and permanent in its effect; no plan of medication that has been so carelessly and thoroughly abused; and no therapeutic discovery that has been so great a blessing and so great a curse to mankind as the hypodermic injection of morphia." A most interesting and curious treatment on morphine towards the end of the 19th century

Price = 1950.00 USD


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