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The principles and practice of medicine : designed for the use of practitioners and students of medicine
New York: D. Appleton, 1894. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1st edition, later printing (originally published 1892). xvi, 1079 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. Publisher's advertisements: 14 p. at end. Bound in publisher's full tan calf. Three tape bands the spine. Worn. Internally good.
Signed multiple times by Henry. W Nolte on end pages. (Baltimore Medical College. Newark, NJ, 1894)

Sir William Osler was a Canadian doctor and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Principles and Practice of Medicine was Osler's most famous work. "The timing of the textbook was almost perfect. Principles and Practice was at once a monument to the achievements of nineteenth-century scientific medicine and a gateway to the twentieth century. Osler had mastered the mainstream clinicopathological tradition of the past seventy years. He was thoroughly up on the bacteriological work of the 1880s that had solved such a central conundrum in the etiology of infectious disease. With a few exceptions, his accounts of the natural history of disease still make sense, in some instances are considered classic. In 1892 the endocrine system had not been understood, the body's immune system was still a mystery, viruses could not be identified, principles of nutrition and genetics were largely unknown, and x-rays, electrocardiographs, and scores of other diagnostic devices had not yet been developed" (Bliss, William Osler: A Life in Medicine).

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