1791. Item #84558
WHITE, Charles. A TREATISE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANT AND LYING-IN WOMEN, AND THE MEANS OF CURING, BUT MORE ESPECIALLY OF PREVENTING THE PRINCIPAL DISORDERS TO WHICH THEY ARE LIABLE. Together with some New Directions concerning the Delivery of the Child and Placenta in Natural Births. Illustrated with cases. London: Printed for Charles Dilly, 1791. Fifth edition. xvi, 454, xvii-xix, , 455-476. (Contents pages misbound between 454-455.) 8vo., calf with gilt red morocco spine label, raised bands. Front board detached. Rear joint cracked. Ex-library with usual markings. Memoriam notice for Dr. Thomas Dawes Blake (1768-?) of Maine affixed to front pastedown, with his ink ownership to front flyleaf and title page. Two engraved plates following Appendix in very good condition. A few pages chipped at corners, not affecting text. Block sound. Moderate to light foxing at front and rear only. As is. Heirs of Hippocrates notes that White's attention to "absolute cleanliness" and isolation of infected patients made this book a force in the reform of obstetric medical practice. (HH 619, Garrison & Morton 6270, both relating to the first edition of 1773; see also Wellcome V, p. 424.).