Dewees (1826) Treatise on the Physical and Medical Treatment of Children – 2nd edition

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Dewees, William P.  A Treatise on the Physical and Medical Treatment of Children. (Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826) First American textbook on Pediatrics, Second edition with corrections.  (Morton 5th, 6331 for 1st edition)

Octavo. 508 pages. Hardcover. Bound in sheep covered boards with red morocco label stamped in gilt.

Condition: Good+.  Wear to hinges, starting but still well attached. First free endpaper partially loose and is chipped. Stain, possibly ink, on FFEP, Title page and extending to the first page of the Table of Contents. Scattered foxing, heavier on endpapers.

Provenance: Several signatures on FFEP, one is illegible, crossed out and partially lost. One is for “Williams and Fish” also crossed out and finally Henry Fish in the same hand as “Williams and Fish”.

William Potts Dewees (May 5, 1768 – May 18, 1841) was an American physician, best known for his work in obstetrics, being described in American Medical Biographies as a “Philadelphian obstetrician [that] was so famous that no parturient woman of the time considered herself safe in other hands.”

… His fame comes mainly from three books published in quick succession in the mid-1820s, each of which went to at least ten editions: Compendious System of Midwifery (1824), Treatise on the Physical and Medical Treatment of Children (1825), and Treatise on the Diseases of Females (1826). – Wikipedia