Three woodcut illus. in the text (one full-page). viii, 88 pp. (lacking half-title). 8vo, modern morocco by Middleton (small wormholes in upper margin of first few leaves), spine gilt. London: J. Churchill, 1847.
First edition of a great rarity. Published in October 1847, this was the second treatise on ether anesthesia, and Snow’s first book on the subject. It contains the first illustrated account of Snow’s regulating inhaler, the first to control the amount of ether vapour received by the patient. Snow had published some preliminary comments in the London Medical Gazette, following which he modified the inhaler, and included the description of the final modified version in this book.
Fine copy. Stamps of the Wellcome Library on verso of title.
❧ Garrison-Morton 5658.
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