A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children. James STEWART, 19th century.

A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845. Third edition, revised. 8vo. 644 pp. Contemporary sheep, red morocco lettering-piece. Binding rubbed; foxed / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #401903

"In 1839, [Stewart] translated Billard's The Diseases of Children from the French with an appendix of one hundred pages of Stewart's pediatric comments. His own Diseases of Children was first published in 1841... In it, pathological anatomy and Laennec's innovation of auscultation were mentioned for the first time in an American pediatric text... About the year 1850, Stewart ... originated a plan for the establishment of a hospital for children in New York City. When the institution was opened on March 1, 1854, under the name of the New York Nursery and Child's Hospital, it was the only hospital on this continent devoted to children... The New York Nursery and Child's Hospital was established for the children of wet nurses who had to neglect their own children in order to nurse the children of their employers" (Cone, History of American Pediatrics, p. 81). Not in Cordasco.

Price: $100.00

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