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FIRST EDITION GENERAL MEDICAL TREATISE BY DR. NATHANIEL CHAPMAN, PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, with STUDENT TICKET TO HIS LECTURES 1845-6. 9 1/4 inches tall hardcover, viii, 448 pages, errata, publisher's advertisements, original full leather binding, leather rubbed on edges and spine, gilt black leather spine label worn, corners bumped, scattered foxing throughout, signature handstamp of Chas O H Laughinghouse on front free endpaper, handstamp of Public Health Library, N.C. State Dept. of Health, withdrawal, on dedication page, otherwise unmarked, overall good. LAID IN: Ticket of admission for Mr. Joseph Cook to Dr. Chapman's lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on November 1845-6. Stiff card ticket, 3.5x5 inches, printed lithographically in orange, Cook's name and year inserted in black ink; in original envelope with cartouche of monk on flap. CONTENTS: Exanthematous fevers (smallpox, chicken pox, cow pox, measles, scarlet fever); Haemorrhagia, or haemorrhage (spitting of blood, haemorrhage from the nose, vomiting of blood, bloody urine, uterine haemorrhage, haemorrhoids, cutaneious haemorrhage, purpura haemorrhagica); Hydrops or dropsy (ascites, encysted dropsy, hydrops ovarii, hydrops thoracis, hydropericaridum, hydrocephalus, hydrencephalus, anasarca); On some of the diseases of the muscular of fibrous system (arthritis or gout, rheumatism). NATHANIEL CHAPMAN (28 May 1780 - 1 July 1853) was the founding president of the American Medical Association in 1847.He also founded the American Journal of the Medical Sciences in 1820 and served as its editor for some years, and also served as President of both the Philadelphia Medical Society and the American Philosophical Society. Chapman was born in Summer Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia. He received his early education in six years at the classical academy of Alexandria. He later attended two colleges for a short time, before moving to Philadelphia in 1797, where he began studying under Benjamin Rush and attending lectures at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He earned his M.D. in 1800, with a thesis on hydrophobia. Upon his graduation, Chapman traveled to the United Kingdom in 1801, spending a year in London as a pupil of John Abernethy, and three in Edinburgh, where he attended lectures at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh. Chapman returned to the United States in 1804, and established a medical practice in Philadelphia. He gave a private course of lectures on obstetrics in the same year, which proved so popular that, in 1806 at the age of only 26, he was elected adjunct to the Professor of Midwifery at the University of Pennsylvania, and soon thereafter was made chair of Materia Medica. Upon the death of Benjamin Rush in 1813, he was transferred to the chair of Theory and Practice of Medicine, which he would retain for nearly forty years, until his retirement in 1850. CHARLES O'HAGAN LAUGHINGHOUSE (1871-1930), who had a successful practice in Greenville, North Carolina, was a respected member of the North Carolina State Board of Health for several years beginning in 1911, served as president of the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina in 1916 and 1917, and served as State Health Officer from 1926 until his death in 1930.
Title: Lectures on the More Important Eruptive Fevers, Haemorrhages and Dropsies, and on Gout and Rheumatism, delivered in the University of Pennsylvania
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard: 1844
Item: 1.00 lbs
Seller ID: 79
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