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A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. Second American, from the sixth London edition.

A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. Second American, from the sixth London edition.

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A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. Second American, from the sixth London edition. - 1806

by UNDERWOOD, Michael (1736-1820)

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Boston:: David West, 1806., 1806. Three vols. in one. 8vo. xx, 476 pp. Index. Contemporary tree calf, gilt-stamped spine, black leather title label; neatly rebacked, preserving original endleaves. PROVENANCE: Signature of James P. Kennedy, Chittenango, [NY] 1814; additionally presented from E.L. Kennedy-Jenne [?] to Louise Eaton, MD, 1893. Very good copy. Early American edition, the first printed in Boston, proceeded by American editions printed in 1793 and 1802, both Philadelphia. 'Underwood laid the foundations for modern paediatrics. His work was superior to anything that had previously appeared and remained the most important book on the subject for sixty years. . .' - G&M. First printed in London 1784, Underwood's book achieved as many as ten editions through 1846, two editors following in Underwood's footsteps. Ruhrah offers, 'Apart from Rosen von Rosenstein . . . Underwood's was the first treatise on children's diseases anything like our modern textbooks in style and quality.' - Ruhrah, Pediatrics of the Past, p. 450. PROVENANCE: Drs. John P. Kennedy, and his brothers, Samuel, Isaac, and James, all were physicians. Of the brothers, James was the only one who ventured west. James Hadden Smith, History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York: With . . . , Part 2, 1880, p. 748. Louise Eaton, MD is named as a Medical School Inspector, and a Demonstrator of Obstetrics, Women's Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland. REFERENCES: Austin 1944; Garrison and Morton 6326, 2734.4 'first discussion, in a treatise on children's diseases, of congenital heart disease', 4015 'first description of sclerema neonatorum', 5516 [candidiasis]. [FFrye C188] EXTRA POSTAGE WILL APPLY.
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  • Title A treatise on the diseases of children, and management of infants from the birth . . . , licentiate in midwifery of the Royal College of Physicians in London; physician to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales; and Senior Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital. Second American, from the sixth London edition.
  • Author UNDERWOOD, Michael (1736-1820)
  • Publisher David West, 1806., Boston:
  • Date 1806
  • Bookseller's Inventory # M13481

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