48 pages. 8vo, later brown half morocco, orig. upper printed wrapper bound-in. Boston: W.B. Little, 1848.
First American edition. The important appendix, first printed in this edition, starts with a long letter by J.C. Warren on the chemical nature and synthesis of chloroform, and is followed by several letters by C.T. Jackson and other Boston surgeons contrasting chloroform with ether. Their reception of chloroform was at first enthusiastic.
Presentation copy from the publisher, with a (cropped) inscription at the top of the wrapper.
❧ Fulton & Stanton VI.
Item ID: 2205