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Beach, W., M.D.

AN IMPROVED SYSTEM OF MIDWIFERY, ADAPTED TO THE REFORMED PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, Illustrated by Numerous Plates. To Which Is Annexed, A Compendium of the Treatment of Female and Infantile Diseases, With Remarks on Physiological and Moral Elevation.

Scribner: NY 1851 50 (of 51) illustr, 11 x 9, full leather, black spine label, 272 pp. Disbound, covers fair-poor, title page to p 6 detached, portrait attached ot the front cover, staining, spotting, soiling, small tears, loose signatures, lacking plate 2 (frontis), pencil name of a previous owner, Wm. H. Andrews MD, on a front blank page and enclosed is an advertisement (torn) for one of his lectures. Well used. Dr. Wooster Beach, founder of "Eclecticism," opposed the practice of bloodletting, believed in natural healing with herbs and roots and was both a medical and religious reformer. He died in poverty because he did not believe in being paid for his services.


Book Id: 96-9718

Price: $495.00

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