Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836. First Edition. hardcover. 2 lithographic plates. 184 pages + ads. 8vo, bound in modern marbled boards with leather spine label; text browned. Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836.
Cushing G 196. Reynolds 1632. A fine work by America's then leading expert on the subject. By 1836, Gerhard (1809-1872) was already recognized as one of Louis' most brilliant American students and as a leading authority in his own right. The work became the basis of part of Gerhard's clinical lectures on the subject at the university of Penn., where he has been described as a very sought after teacher in the field. He is the author of the most authoritative American work on diseases of the chest (1842) prior to Flint. (Garrison). This copy belonged to Henry Massie Bullitt (1817- 1880), teacher of medicine at St. Louis Medical College, and elsewhere. Bullitt taught in five medical schools, two of which he founded.