MEDICINE IN VIRGINIA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY -1930 1st
Blanton, Wyndham B., MEDICINE IN VIRGINIA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, Richmond: William Byrd Press, Inc., 1930. First edition red cloth w/gilt titling on spine and front board, 8vo (8.75x6.75"), very good/n.a., [xvii] 337pp. Spine very lightly rubbed and slightly chipped head and tail, corners not bumbed but light rubbing at the very apex, front hinge is cracked on end paper only, still firmly attached by the super, rear hinge has been neatly repaired at some point, binding is tight, very gentle age toning, all plates are present and wonderful. Dr. Wyndham B. Blanton was the chairman of the historical committee organized by The Medical Society of Virginia in 1926-27. He practiced medicine within the city of Richmond. This was the first of three books within the series. The next two would deal with medicine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The books are intended to be a sort of chronicle of the progress of medicine within the great state of Virginia. The text together with the marvelous illustrations make this quite the distinctive and collectible book indeed.