New York: Moore and Payne, 1833. Chazal, Antoine. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. 186 pages. 26 x 17 cm. Illustrated with 82 plates [COMPLETE]. Previous owner's inscription, John Birchard Rice (1832-1893), Representative from Ohio, graduate from the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1857, served on the medical staff during the Civil War. Signed on front free end paper: "John Birchard Rice, A Present from my father. Sept. 22nd 1855" - with full page of "Notes" - handwritten.
Published in the days of obstetrics - when female midwives were losing ground to male physicians. This work visually illustrates the of medical practices of the times - as male physicians were discouraged from directly examining a female patient. A good copy only, with the top half of the page block evenly dampstained. Some plates foxed - one folding plate repaired adequately with modest cloth tape. Spine gilt-lettered, raised bands. Brown calf. Good. Item #2380