1871. Item #78627
STORER, Horatio Robinson. THE CAUSATION, COURSE, AND TREATMENT OF REFLEX INSANITY IN WOMEN. Boston: Lee and Shepard; New York: Lee, Shepard and Dillingham, 1871. First edition. Presentation copy: "With the Author's sincere regard" in ink on the first fly-leaf. Small octavo. 236 pp. Publisher's binding; brown cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine and upper board, brown coated endpapers. Slightly darkened on spine, with shallow loss at crown, and very light soiling overall. It is a sound, internally clean, and very good copy. Storer (1830-1922) was a pioneering and influential American gynecologist. He performed the first cesarean-hysterectomy. In addition to practicing medicine, he also taught, lectured, and published. This is the first American book and the first book in English on this subject. (DAB; DAMB).