Attempt to Investigate Some Obscure and Undecided Doctrines in Relation to Small-Pox [Smallpox], Varioloid and Vaccination
Bell, Luther V.
Boston Marsh, Capen and Lyon 1836 First edition Fair octavo hardcover in brownish binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and corners of covers. Scuffing and browning to covers as well. Pages are browned, foxed, and stiff. Upper edges of front free endpapers are loose/torn. Some pencil marks on front pastedown and free endpapers. Name and date in light pencil on title page. 72 pages with notes. Bell spent much of his career workign in asylums and prisons, and advocated impreoved treatment for both populations. He helped found the forerunner to the America Psychiatric Association in 1844 and later served as its president. While serving in the 11th regiment, Massachusetts Infantry in the Cvil War, Bell fell ill and shortly died. A scarce work on smallpox in the early United States. Fair Hardcover (Item ID: 8973)