CHARTER OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT. AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, HOLDEN AT NEW-HAVEN IN SAID STATE, ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF MAY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX.

[New Haven: 1826]. 3, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued], folded. Tanned and foxed. Small institutional rubberstamp on title page. Light edgewear, archival tape repair at fold and to outside edge. Charles Hooker's copy with his signature at head of title page. Signed in type on the last page, Samuel A. Foote, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and David Plant, President of the Senate, May 31, 1826. Good to Good+.

The pamphlet prints An Act to Establish a State Hospital in New Haven, run by the General Hospital Society of Connecticut. Charles Hooker [1799-1863] received his medical degree from Yale in 1823. He practiced medicine in New Haven, including general medicine, obstetrics and surgery. He was one of the first physicians to practice ausculation, the practice of listening to internal sounds of the body to diagnose diseases of the intestinal tract such as cholera. Hooker became Yale Medical School's first dean in 1845. [Medical History Library at Yale Medical School website]
Not in American Imprints or Sabin. OCLC 42041788 [3], 14947700 [1] [as of December 2012]. Item #29611

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