New York: Henry Ludwig, 1847. Original printed wrappers [some soil and chipping]. Stitched, 112pp. Very Good.
The inaugural address of this influential organization. Francis, an obstetrician and professor of obstetrics and the diseases of women at the State University of New York, discusses the remarkable diffusion of knowledge for the benefit of humankind during the first part of the 19th century. The Academy of Medicine is an absolute necessity to combat the "fraudulent expedients" of quackery, "the disgrace of the Hippocratic art."
The New York Academy of Medicine was "formed in 1847 to raise the standards of medical education and promote the health of the public. It originated at a time when physicians were struggling to establish themselves as members of an ethical and scientific profession." Jackson, Encyclopedia of New York City 823.
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 25448n. Item #9043