New York: E. Bliss and E. White, 1822. Hardcover. Large Octavo. vii, 528, 3 plates, viii, 535pp., 3 plates. Rebound in modern orange-brown buckram cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Black top edges. Gray endpapers.
With a contribution of one of the most distinguished medical doctors in the field of public health: "Observations on the climate and diseases of the Island of Curacao" by Dutch-born, Jewish-American physician Daniel Levy Maduro Peixotto. Having received his early education in Curacao he graduated from Columbia College at the age of sixteen. Dr. Peixotto became a pioneer in the field of preventive medicine. Peixotto became an editor of the New York Medical and Physical Journal in 1826, together with Drs. Beck and Bell, and the sole editor of the journal in 1829. Among many other accolades Dr. Peixotto was appointed Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine and Obstetrics and he was elected honorary member of the Medical Society of lower Canada. This is his first published work.
"This work shall consist exclusively of original materials, and will be divided into three principal parts: 1. Original Communication on Medicine and the collateral branches of Science, 2. Reviews of Original Publication. This portion of the work to be devoted to a critical examination and analysis of American Medical and Philosophical writings. 3. Medical and Philosophical Intelligence. In the composition of this portion of the Journal, the principal new publications, both of Europe and America, will be carefully searched, and every improvement diligently and promptly noted." (Prospectus).
Also contains articles on "Observations on Phlegmasia Dolens by John W. Francis, Facts and Observations relating to Yellow Fever in Staten Island New York, during the autumn of 1821 by Joseph Bayley, observations on the use of Emetics in Constipation of the Bowels by David Hosack, Rules to prevent and Exterminate Contagious Fevers by John Haygarth and many others. Illustrated with three lithographic plates depicting medical conditions in each volume. Plates with damp-staining.
Vol. 1 with tables of meteorological observations for September, October and November 1822 (Same months of 1823 in volume 2), obituary, notice to correspondents and index at rear (notice to correspondents and index in 1823 volume as well). Light shelf wear with moderate foxing. Very good. Item #51718