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1860s FINELY-PENNED PRESCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS NOTES OF RURAL MIDWESTERN PHARMACIST IN RARE COPY OF PHYSICIAN'S HAND-BOOK OF PRACTICE FOR 1866. 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches booklet in brown leather cover with folding pocket at back and flap inserted in leather band on cover; endpapers with publisher's advertisements, bookplate of W. R. Mandigo, Sherwood, Michigan, to front paste-down, text pp 1-111; patient accounts pp 112 -189 (double pages); obstetric record pp 181-186; wants and general memoranda pp 187-198; nurses 199-200. The content of the text includes a classification of diseases, followed by sections on treatment of asphyxia, poisonings, urinalysis, and information on drugs and prescriptions. In custom archival mylar cover. Only one copy in Worldcat. OWNER INSCRIPTIONS: W. R. Mandigo has filled 104 pages (numbered 112 to 163) with finely-penned prescriptions in sig code (2nd page dated Jan 4th 69), followed by 5 pages of scripture, 6 pages of supplies and their costs, 2 pages of notaries public, mileage distances beteen Buffalo and Toledo and surrounding towns, 6 pages of family names and number (of children? - range 1-13), 6 pages titled White Pigeon and Dec. 24th, 1867, 1st Baptist Church listing family names and $ owed. WILLIAM ELMER II (1814-1889) was grandson of JONATHAN ELMER (1745-1817) who studied medicine in Philadelphia under Dr. John Morgan, founder of the first American medical school that became part of the University of Pennsylvania. His father, WILLIAM ELMER (1788-1836) was the youngest son of Dr. Jonathan Elmer, and also received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and wrote a Ledger Book of Medical Practice. WILLIAM ELMER II, author of this book, earned his bachelor degree from Princeton, and MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He served as President of the New Jersey State Medical Society in 1860. PROVENANCE: W. R. MANDIGO was a pharmacist in Sherwood, Michigan, at that time a town of 600.