London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
CHANNING, Walter (1786-1876). Two Cases of Inhalation of Ether in Instrumental Labor. [N.p.: n.d., but Boston: 1847]. 8° (232 x 141mm). (A few markings in ink, light browning). Preserved in a slip case with central pocket. Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR to James Jackson -- Public Library of the City of Boston (with stamp on title and first leaf) -- THE NORMAN COPY (book-label).
FIRST EDITION. 'Channing was the chief American proponent of the use of anesthesia in childbirth. He introduced ether anesthesia into his obstetrical practice shortly after its first public demonstration in October 1847 and published [this] pamphlet in May 1847', Norman 440; Fulton and Stanton VII.45.
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