Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1872. hardcover. Edited by John Stuart. Illustrated with 5 plates and 19 other in-text figures. Small 4to, original 3/4 leather, crudely re-backed in red cloth; uncut edges, t.e.g. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1872. A sturdy but not beautiful copy, internally clean. Very good (-).
Collection of antiquarian essays by the Scottish physician who discovered the advantages of chloroform in surgical anaesthesia (GM 5657) and introduced many important procedures in gynaecology and obstetrics (GM 6035). Included are studies on leprosy and leper hospitals in Scotland and England, and on the history of syphilis in Scotland.