Auction 127, Lot 293

"The Medical Recorder of Original Papers and Intelligence in Medicine and Surgery. Vol. IX. [A Plan of Natchez]",

Subject: Mississippi

Period: 1826 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 9 inches
14 x 22.9 cm

This interesting book provides a thorough examination of epidemiology in the United States in the early part of the 19th century through a series of essays. Bound into the book just before the title page is A Plan of Natchez (9 x 7"), an epidemiological map that shows the areas of the town where cases of yellow fever occurred in August of 1823. In the blank area is a key that helps explain the unsanitary conditions that most certainly led to outbreaks of disease. Ex-Library of Congress with a stamp declaring that the book is "surplus duplicate". A stamp from the Smithsonian Institute is on the title page. This work was conducted by Samuel Colhoun, M.D., with assistance from "an association of physicians". Published by James Webster, Philadelphia. Re-bound in hard covers with red cloth and title in gilt on spine. 4to, 444pp.


Condition: B+

Covers, spine and binding restored as new. Contents good with scattered foxing and toning. Ex-LOC with surplus stamp.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009