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Outlines of Pathology and Practice of Medicine [provenance: Surgeon General Joseph Rowe Smith]
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1844. Hardcover. Good +. Printed by Griggs & Co. viii, [2], 15-424, 3-32 p.; 24 cm. Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules; black leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title. Publisher's advertisements for medical books on 30 pages following text, along with list of professors teaching at Jefferson Medical College in the session of 1846-47. Small green and gilt bookseller's label on front fixed endpaper for Geo. H. Derby & Co., Buffalo. Former owner's inscriptions on front free endpaper by Jos. R. Smith, the first dated Buffalo, 1851. Joseph Rowe Smith (1831-1911) received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo before joining the army in 1854. He was an Assistant Surgeon in the Civil War (reflected in his second inscription, in which "Asst. Surgn" follows his name). In 1865 he became Surgeon General and Medical Director of the U.S. Army; he retired as Brigadier General in 1895. Scarce, with an interesting provenance. In Good+ Condition: leather is stained and scraped; spine is sunned, with loss at both ends; minor loss at edges of spine label; foxing throughout, primarly light; otherwise, clean and tight.
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