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Medical theses, selected from among the inaugural dissertations published and defended by the graduates in medicine, of the University of Pennsylvania, and of other medical schools in the United States : with an introduction, appendix, and occasional notes / by Charles Caldwell, M.D. editor of the work ; to be continued annually.

Author/Creator:
Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Published by Thomas and William Bradford, printers and book-sellers ..., Fry and Kammerer, printers ..., 1805-1806.
Format/Description:
Book
2 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Subjects:
Dissertations, Academic -- United States.
Medical subjects:
Medicine -- Academic Dissertations.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Notes:
Vol. [2] has imprint: Philadelphia, Published by Thomas and William Bradford, printers and book-sellers, 1806.
No more published.
"Though it is not to issue from the press under the immediate sanction of the University of Pennsylvania, yet it will constitute a 'Thesaurus medicus' of that institution."--Preliminary discourse.
Each thesis has special half title, including thesis note.
Vol. 1 includes as appendix An experimental inquiry, respecting the vitality of the blood (p. [353]-395) by Charles Caldwell, comprising three lectures delivered at the infirmary of the Philadelphia Almshouse. The prefatory note is dated Jan. 1, 1805.
Vol. 1: xii, 395, [1] p. ; v. 2: [8], 396 [i.e. 398] p. Last page of v. 1 blank.
Errors in paging: v. 2: p. 162-200, 201-398 misnumbered 161-199, 199-396, p. 213, 259 misnumbered 113, 269.
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Albert Collection copy: v. 1 has a few ms. underlines and ink blots in brown ink in text.
Albert Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert.
Albert Collection copy: v. 1 has partially illegible autograph ("[...]m: Gaitley") in brown ink at head of title leaf.
Albert Collection copy: v. 2 has paper slip with bookseller's printed description (and ms. note in pencil: "SCIENTIA 2011") laid in.
Albert Collection copy: v. 1 bound in one quarter gold-ruled sprinkled calf(?) over marbled paper boards; gold-ruled spine panels; gold-stamped black leather spine label ("CALDWELL MEDICAL THESES 1805"); all edges red.
Albert Collection copy: v. 2: bound in contemporary full leather; gold-rule spine panels; gold-stamped red leather spine label ("MEDICAL THESES"); imprint year ("1806") stamped in gold on spine;
Penn Provenance:
Albert, Daniel M. (donor) (Albert Collection copy)
Albert, Eleanor (donor) (Albert Collection copy)
Gaitley (autograph) (Albert Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1805-1806
Cited in:
Austin, R.B. Early Amer. medical imprints, 397
Shaw & Shoemaker 8124
Shaw & Shoemaker 10080
Contributor:
Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853.
University of Pennsylvania. Department of Medicine.
Thomas & William Bradford (Firm), publisher.
Fry and Kammerer, printer.
Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
14852636
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