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TWO MASSIVE VOLUMES--ILLUSTRATED PROCEEDINGS OF HISTORIC PAN-AMERICAN MEDICAL CONGRESS AT DAWN OF THE RISE IN AMERICAN MEDICINE. Two 9 1/2 inches tall thick hardcover volumes, vol. 1, vi, 1-1145; vol. 2, 1146-2250 pages, original dark navy cloth covers, faded gilt titles to spines. Light surface wear, small spot to lower corner of both covers, corners bumped, text unmarked; 1 loose signature, otherwise very good. CONTENTS: Invitation issued by the President of the United States, Department of State, Washington, October, 1892: 'Sir, The American Medical Association, which is the great national organization of the medical profession of the United States, has authorized an invitation to the medical profession of all countries of the western hemisphere to a Pan-American medical congress, to be held in the city of Washington, September 5, 6, 7, 8, 1893, and a joint resolution of Congress, approved July 18, -1892, authorized and requested tlie President to invite the several governments concerned to send official delegates to that congress. The purposes of this congress are to promote the closer relations between tbe medical profession of the various participating countries, and it is confidently believed that such a congress will not fail to result in important intellectual and material benefits. --James G. Blaine, Secretary of State.' Officers of the Congress included William H. Welch, Baltimore; William B. Dewees, Kansas; and S. Weir Mitchell, Philadelphia. Articles are in English, Spanish, and French. Included are color plates of psilosis pigmentosa (pellagra), protozoan parasites, pathology of yellow fever, and black & white plates of skull of acromegalic, treatment of hip disease in children, U.S. Army field hospital (photos and diagrams of tents, uniforms, surgical kits, pack horses, horse-drawn litter), Cuban military medical camp (photos and diagrams of carriages, saddle packs, horse-drawn ambulance), dilatation of the uterus for placenta praevia, symphysiotomy, anatomy of heart and lungs, states of lethargy (hibernation), orbital tumors, electric cautery apparatus, rhinophyma before and after operation, and charts demonstrating the benefits of isolation and disinfection in incidence and mortality from scarlet fever and diphtheria in Michigan. There is a comprehensive article on framboesia (yaws) in Antigua, with 22 colored lithographic plates of patients and histopathology (pp 1764-1786), and a curious paper On the climate of Egypt in geological, prehistoric, and ancient historic time, with contemporary maps and a color diagram of geologic time.
Title: Transactions of the First Pan-American Medical Congress, held in the City of Washington, D.C., U.S.A., September 5, 6, 7, and 8, 1893. In Two Parts
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1895
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Keywords: anatomy;cancer;climate;endocrinology;epidemiology;fever;history;infectious disease;medicine;obstetrics;pathology;pediatrics;therapy;