Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1855. 12mo. iv, 344 pp. FIRST EDITION. Complete with errata slip tipped-in after title. Original brown publisher’s cloth, decorated in blind, title in gilt to spine, some light wear to extremities of spine; endpapers browned and spotted. Item #11900
First edition of this glimpse into nineteenty-century medical practices. The author provides advice on the treatment of various diseases, such as chorea, phthisis, and typhoid fever as well as suggestions on how to conduct oneself in the sickroom. Jackson (1777-1867), a professor of medicine at Harvard University, was the successor to Benjamin Waterhouse.