Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Manual of Practical Toxicology Condensed From Dr. Christison's Treatise on Poisons. With Notes and Additions

Baltimore: William & Joseph Neal, 1833. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. XXIII, [1], 341, [1]pp. Half black cloth over green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Books on poisons, first aid and antidotes were popular at the beginning of the 19th century. Popular books on poisons and antidotes were aimed at a general audience because it was widely acknowledged that appropriate first aid could limit the harm in cases of accidental poisoning. As first aid was usually provided by the family or friends of the unfortunate victim, physicians wrote many books on the subject, explaining to a lay audience what they should do if someone was poisoned. All in all, nineteenth-century toxicologists developed a broad range of popularization practices intended both for the academic community and for the general public. This work is a fine example of this literary genre's popularity during the first half of the 19th century. Minor rubbing and soiling on binding. Slight abrasion on lower front corner. Pages foxed throughout. Binding and interior in overall good to good+ condition. g. Item #29003

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