Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1862. Second American from the Revised and Enlarged London Edition. Large octavo (26cm.); publisher's full sheep, black gilt-lettered spine label; xxxii,-816pp.; hundreds (395 to be exact) woodcut illus. throughout. Leather quite scuffed with some peeling along margins, most notably to upper cover, old dampstain along bottom edge of upper cover slightly bleeding into early preliminaries, several contemporary pencil ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper, as well as 20th century ownership rubberstamp to front free endpaper and dedication page. Overall a Good to Very Good copy, internally clean and sound. Item #1647
The most comprehensive, and as yet enduring, medical textbook produced by the modern Western world. Rather than run the risk of hyperbolizing, we've turned to the academics to do it for us:
"[T]his workhorse of medical pedagogy has remained in everyday use far longer than any medical instruction manual of modern times, and is likely to go on, and on, and on--as far as the futuristic eye can see. [The 39th edition, from 2014] out-lives one after another of its now-huge stable of editors, even though much of the text in its pages, and a great multitude of its illustrations, have not significantly changed since its original publication in 1858" (Sherwin Nuland, "Books and Men, Redux," in "Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society," Vol. 158, no. 1, March, 2014, p. 7).