First Edition. hardcover. A Practical Contribution to Military Medicine. 364pp. 8vo, original cloth; (ex- lib, spine ends repaired, last two blank pages lightly soiled, top edge of last blank page crudely repaired with tape, scattered light foxing to some margins). Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1863.
Author was a surgeon from Philadelphia. In June, 1861, he enlisted and served as a surgeon with the Army of the Potomac until May, 1862. "...when he was assigned to the office of the surgeon general in Washington. Here, in addition to the duty of planning hospital construction, he was surgical operator for major cases in the Judiciary Square and Church military hospitals..." Dictionary of American Biography, vol. XX, p. 509.