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DOCTOR EDWARD HALL BARTON
1853 NEW ORLEANS YELLOW FEVER PLAGUE MAP & PRESENTED BY DR BARTON LOUISIANA
NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA: City Council of New Orleans, 1854. PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. [26840] (Americana - 19th Century - Science - Medicine - New Orleans - Yellow Fever). Report of the Sanitary Commission on the Epidemic Yellow Fever of 1853; Published By Authority of the City Council of New Orleans New Orleans, LA.: City Council of New Orleans, 1854. First Edition. xix + (1) errata + 542 pages. A presentation; on top cover, "Dr. Thomas Peniston with Compts. of E.H. Barton," the author of the report to a fellow Louisiana physician. Including a folding "Sanitary Map of the City of New Orleans Exhibiting the location of the various Nuisances and other causes affecting the Salubrity of the City, as shown in the occurrence of near-30,000 Cases of Yellow Fever in the Epidemic of 1853...." Approx. 16 1/4" x 20" overall size; lithograph by J. Manouvrier. Paper darkened, spotty at margins, short closed tear at attachment. (with) a large 21 1/2" x 28" Chart Exhibiting the Annual Mortality of New Orleans over the period 1787 - 1853; (with) a Chart illustrating the Influence of Solar and Terrestrial Radiation and Moisture in the production of Yellow Fever in New Orleans; & several other folding tables providing detailed meteorological data for the city. Dr. Edward Hall Barton (d. 1857) Medical science pioneer & researcher, author of medical treatises. "...Arrived in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, ca. 1820; opened a medical practice and established a hospital and surgery unit; aroused ire of community by autopsying a yellow-fever victim in effort to learn more abo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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